Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello All, Here's my question: I'm trying to ping about 1500 to 2000 machines in our environment, but instead of having 1 system command pinging each machine, I'd like to have 4 or even 8 system commands running simultaneously, which can decrease the amount of time to ping all the machine significantly. Is this possible through perl?