[portland] python bridge talk questions / advice

mgross markgross at thegnar.org
Wed Mar 11 15:34:05 CET 2009

Last nights pdxpython meeting was pretty much the best I've ever been
too.  I woke up thinking about some stuff related to python and a
possible bridge talk I'm starting to consider doing.

One of the many things that stuck in my head from last meeting
(besides Machine learning--which was uber cool) was the pytyrant and
friends talk hitting on the performance of the database.  

What struck me is the performance delta in database throughput on
Michael's simple sample losing 2 orders of magnitude int run time by
using a loop-back network over direct to the file access.

It got me thinking, hmm, I know a little about how to drill down on performance
and scaling problems and, I know some experts in the performance area
I can ask questions of, and I have a few questions on what exactly are
the performance issues with python and django workloads?
(like, does my cheap-oh ISP have a legitimate point regarding its
refusal to support Django sites?)

So my question to the list is can folks feed me some workloads I can
use in a side project I'm thinking of starting to drill down on the
performance and scaling issues with python and Django use for both web
applications and python code in general?

My thought is that this investigation and results would make an
interesting bridge talk.

Thanks for any advice or help!


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