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In order to make use of of multiple CPU cores (other than runnig multiple bzip2 instances and encountering the problems you noticed) you can use a multi-threaded implementation of the bzip2 compression. There seem to be quite a few of them, unfortunately the default bzip2 (and the bzcat that comes with it) is not one of them. Here are links to a few of ...
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