[Python-ideas] Type Hinting - Performance booster ?

David Mertz mertz at gnosis.cx
Fri Dec 26 21:11:19 CET 2014

I think the 5-6 year estimate is pessimistic.  Take a look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeon_Phi for some background.

I have it on a sort of nudge-and-wink authority that Intel already has
in-house chips with 128 cores, and has distributed prototypes to a limited
set of customers/partners.

More good reasons to look at PyPy-STM, which has reached the stage of
"useful" I think.

On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 1:03 PM, Ron Adam <ron3200 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/26/2014 11:13 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:04:01 -0600
>> Ron Adam<ron3200 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> >
>>> >My thoughts is that making python easier to multi-process on multi-core
>>> >CPUs will be where the biggest performance gains will be.  Think of 100
>>> >core chips in as soon as 5 or 6 years.
>  Won't happen on mainstream computers
>> (laptop/desktop/tablet/smartphone), as it's a totally silly thing to
>> do there.
> Which is silly?, 100 cores, or making python easier to multi-process?
> The 5 or 6 years figure is my optimistic expectation for high end
> workstations and servers. Double that time for typical desktop, and maybe
> triple that for wearable devices.
> Currently you can get 8 core high end desktop systems, and up to 18 core
> work stations with windows 8.  They probably run python too.
> I think the unknown is how much time it will take, not weather or not it
> will happen.
> Cheers,
>    Ron
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