Best processor (i386) for Python performance?

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Aug 26 08:17:19 CEST 2004

Tom Locke wrote:

> I'd be grateful if anyone could provide insight into choosing a good
> i386 processor for Python performance.
> Are any of the following of particular importance, or less relevant,
> with respect to Python?
> Raw clock speed?
> Cache size?
> Bus speed?
> Intel's Hyperthreading?
> AMD's 64 bits?
> What about a dual processor? Can multithreaded Python take advantage
> of this? Is it stable?

I don't think anyone has yet studied this issue extensively.

Please buy one of each and let us know which one was fastest. ;-)


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