Adam Olsen <rhamph <at> gmail.com> writes:
So you want responsiveness when idle but throughput when busy?
Are those calculations primarily python code, or does a C library do the grunt work? If it's a C library you shouldn't be affected by safethread's increased overhead.
It's Python code all the way. Frankly, it's a huge mess, but it would be very very hard to come up with a scalable solution that would allow to optimize certain hotspots and redo them in C or C++. There isn't even anything left to optimize in particular because all those low hanging fruit have already been taken care of. So it's just ~30kloc Python code over which the total time spent is quite uniformly distributed :(.