[Python-ideas] Exploration PEP : Concurrency for moderatelymassive (4 to 32 cores) multi-core architectures

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Sep 21 23:39:54 CEST 2007


"Brian Granger" <ellisonbg.net at gmail.com>

Brief responses to this and previous posts and threads:

You withdraw 'crisis'.  Fine. Let us move on.

Hobbling Python on the billion (1000 million) or so current and future 
single-core CPUs is not acceptible.  Let us move on.

Multiple cores can be used with separate processes.  I expect this is where 
Google is, but that is another discussion, except 'Do not hold your breath" 
waiting for Google to publicly support multicore threading.

Improving multi-thread use of multiple cores -- without hobbling single 
core use -- would be good.  Obviously.  No need to argue the point.  Let us 
move on.

What is needed is persuasion of practicality by the means Guido has 
requested: concrete proposals and code.

Terry Jan Reedy






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