RxJava - Computation Scheduler

Schedulers.computation() method creates and returns a Scheduler intended for computational work. Count of threads to be scheduled depends upon the CPUs present in the system. One thread is allowed per CPU. Best for event-loops or callback operations.

Schedulers.computation() Example

Create the following Java program using any editor of your choice in, say, C:\> RxJava.


import java.util.Random;

import io.reactivex.Observable;
import io.reactivex.schedulers.Schedulers;

public class ObservableTester  {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
      Observable.just("A", "AB", "ABC")
         .flatMap(v -> getLengthWithDelay(v)
         .doOnNext(s -> System.out.println("Processing Thread " 
            + Thread.currentThread().getName()))
         .subscribe(length -> System.out.println("Receiver Thread " 
            + Thread.currentThread().getName() 
            + ", Item length " + length));

   protected static Observable<Integer> getLengthWithDelay(String v) {
      Random random = new Random();
      try {
         Thread.sleep(random.nextInt(3) * 1000);
         return Observable.just(v.length());
      } catch (InterruptedException e) {
      return null;

Verify the Result

Compile the class using javac compiler as follows −

C:\RxJava>javac ObservableTester.java

Now run the ObservableTester as follows −

C:\RxJava>java ObservableTester

It should produce the following output −

Processing Thread RxComputationThreadPool-1
Receiver Thread RxComputationThreadPool-1, Item length 1
Processing Thread RxComputationThreadPool-2
Receiver Thread RxComputationThreadPool-2, Item length 2
Processing Thread RxComputationThreadPool-3
Receiver Thread RxComputationThreadPool-3, Item length 3