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If you have a SMP system and are wondering if there exists such thing that can help you to use all CPUs to compress/decompress a file then the answer is YES, there is.
In fact there is even a version of BZIP2 that runs on cluster machines, it is called MPIBZIP2 which was designed for a distributed-memory message-passing architecture.