xeon hyperthreading & GIL
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Feb 6 22:33:49 CET 2003
In article <1044530966.192487 at ananke.eclipse.net.uk>,
Seb Bacon <seb.bacon at jamkit.com> wrote:
>Can anyone give me the lowdown on how hyperthreading on the Xeon might
>effect python performance?
>AFAICT the cost of context switching is very low so the impact of
>releasing the GIL should be minimal.
<shrug> Consider hyperthreading as functionally equivalent to multiple
CPUs; from Python's perspective, there's no difference.
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