I want to know, how many threads will be used when I run Parallel.For/ForEach loop.
I found, that it can be changed by MaxDegreeOfParallelism option.
MaxDegreeOfParallelism help on MSDN says (link):
By default, For and ForEach will utilize however many threads the
underlying scheduler provides, so changing MaxDegreeOfParallelism from
the default only limits how many concurrent tasks will be used.
But I don’t know how many threads underlying scheduler provides.
How can I find out that?
I could test it with loop with 9999999 runs, however this test will show me number, but not the rule that determine that number.
I googled for “sheduler max concurrency”, and I found (at MSDN – link), that
TashSheduler class has
MaximumConcurrencyLevel property, and:
Returns an integer that represents the maximum concurrency level. The
default scheduler returns Int32.MaxValue.
That TaskSheduler class is used as “underlying scheduler” for these parallel loops?
According to MSDN:
The default scheduler for Task Parallel Library and PLINQ uses the .NET Framework
ThreadPoolto queue and execute work. In the .NET Framework 4, the
ThreadPooluses the information that is provided by the
System.Threading.Tasks.Tasktype to efficiently support the fine-grained parallelism (short-lived units of work) that parallel tasks and queries often represent.
Looking at the documentation of
ThreadPool, it says:
There is one thread pool per process. Beginning with the .NET Framework 4, the default size of the thread pool for a process depends on several factors, such as the size of the virtual address space. A process can call the
GetMaxThreadsmethod to determine the number of threads. The number of threads in the thread pool can be changed by using the