Best processor (i386) for Python performance?

Jeremy Sanders jeremy+plusnews at jeremysanders.net
Thu Aug 26 11:08:46 CEST 2004


On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 08:09:40 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> Python applications are often memory intensive, so a fast bus and a large
> cache should help. Also, raw clock speed should help. Hyperthreading and
> AMD64 are irrelevant (although for the latter, it would be interesting to
> see how linux-x86 compares to linux-amd64 on the same machine for Python
> performance).

Yes - AMD64 could be relevant if Python gets a speed boost from the extra
registers it has available.

Jeremy




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