[vtkusers] how can I use vtkSMPTools

Sujin Philip sujin.philip at kitware.com
Tue Aug 15 09:52:19 EDT 2017

Hi Jie,

Can you tell me how you are verifying that only one thread is being used? I
would also recommend that you switch to the TBB backend for SMP
(VTK_SMP_IMPLEMENTATION_TYPE=tbb) as openmp support on the vc2015 compiler
is poor. You can download Intel TBB from:


On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:57 PM, yujie_job at 163.com <yujie_job at 163.com>

> Dear all,
> I am trying to parallelize my code with vtkSMPTools. my vtk version is v8.0
> and compiled with vs 2015.
> but when i the the test code in testSMP.cxx, I am quite sure that only one
> thread used. my computer has 4 cores with 8 threads. I do not know what
> happends? should i install openmp to use vtkSMPTools? I wish someone will
> give me some help!
> best wishes,
> Jie
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