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2016.01.25 20:45 "Re: [Tiff] OpenMP enabled libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
> have to be carefully bench-marked, of course.
For NVMe, this is very true, for SAS more true, for SATA (most common) not very true at all. But SSDs normally have low latency and a high transfer rate so multiple reads do not help so much. Multiple reads helps more for traditional hard disks, and particularly RAID arrays, where many reads can be scheduled for the hardware at once and the latencies are relatively large.
Are you talking about the simplified RGBA interfaces intended for "new" users? Serious applications do not use those interfaces.
It would be ideal to support reading/writing multiple strips/tiles at once using multiple threads on a single TIFF handle, with each thread allocating and holding its own allocated handle to store thread-specific data. This would require enhancements to the libtiff API.