Best processor (i386) for Python performance?

Tom Locke tom at
Thu Aug 26 05:50:31 CEST 2004

Hi All,

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?

Thanks very much,


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