SimpleXMLRPCServer performance issue in MSWin

danu kusmana danu_milis at
Tue Jun 1 09:29:16 CEST 2004

I have sent these scripts on my first email before,
but I send it again. The is the server
side script that when it is ran on Windows platform it
run very much slower compared when it ran on Linux
platform. I cannot send the captured of the log from
Windows, but I assume you can help me test it so you
can see the different. 

The is the client script that can access
the server.

These scripts is for my thesis about distributed
system by finding prime numbers.

I hope you can help me to explain what causes the
server script run slower in Windows platform.

#! /usr/bin/env python

import SocketServer
from SimpleXMLRPCServer import * 
import xmlrpclib

class Metode:
	def __init__(self):
		self.nilai = 0
	def ambil(self):
		self.nilai += 1
		return self.nilai

	def terima(self, NilaiBaru):
		return xmlrpclib.True

class ServerTest(SocketServer.ThreadingMixIn,

server = ServerTest(('', 7777))

#! /usr/bin/env python

import xmlrpclib

BilPrima = 0
conn = xmlrpclib.Server("")

def prima(x):
	global BilPrima
	for TestFactor in range(2, x):
		if (x % TestFactor == 0):
		elif (TestFactor != x - 1):
			BilPrima = x
			return BilPrima

	nilai = conn.ambil()
	if nilai <= 1000000:
		temp = prima(nilai)
		if temp == None:
			print temp

--- Brian Quinlan <brian at> wrote:
> danu kusmana wrote:
> > When I ran the server script on Windows platform
> is
> > running very slow. The log printed automatically
> by
> > the SimpleXMLRPCServer class; I assumed, is
> processing
> > every 5 second each process if 1 client connected.
> If
> > 1 more client accessed the time is decreasing half
> of
> > the first. But compared when the server script
> running
> > on Linux is much to slow. 
> Can't you post some code with timings so we can see
> what data types you 
> are using and what the performance difference is?
> > Maybe I also forgot mention before that if the
> script
> > running on Windows its only processing 1
> thread/Main
> > thread are being processed, even when 2 or more
> > clients are connected.
> SimpleXMLRPCServer is single threaded. If you want
> to create a 
> multi-threaded version then create a subclass like
> this:
> class ThreadedServer(SocketServer.ThreadingMixIn,
> SimpleXMLRPCServer):
>      pass
> > Is it the class it self or something else I should
> > have know?
> You really aren't providing very much information
> here, so it's hard to 
> saw. Trying doing this in Python on your Linux
> machine and on Windows:
> import sgmlop
> What did that do on each?
> Cheers,
> Brian

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