[pypy-dev] An opportunity for PyPy/Stackless?

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Jan 19 17:00:36 CET 2004


On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 10:12, Dinu Gherman wrote:
> Sun Invites IBM, Cray To Work On New Computer Language
> 
> [...]
> 
> "Java has made it easy to program using a small number of threads.
> But in this [technical computing] world you have to handle thou-
> sands or hundreds of thousands of threads. We need the right lan-
> guage constructs to do that," Mitchell said.
> 
> http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20031217S0001

This is part of a DARPA project to support supercomputing in the US. 
Not sure it's a great fit for Python.  Will a super-optimized Python
program approach the performance of a super-optimized parallel Fortran
program?

Jeremy




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