Best processor (i386) for Python performance?
mwh at python.net
Fri Aug 27 13:09:45 CEST 2004
tom at livelogix.com (Tom Locke) writes:
> 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?
Lots of cache is likely to help. There were some posts -- somewhere,
python-dev maybe -- which showed terrible parrotbench times on some
Pentium variant with almost no cache.
More of everything else is also good, but you knew that, right?
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