dual processor

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Mon Sep 5 06:07:53 CEST 2005

John Brawley <jgbrawley at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Greetings, all.  I have a program I'm trying to speed up by putting it
> on a new machine.  The new machine is a Compaq W6000 2.0 GHz
> workstation with dual XEON processors.  I've gained about 7x speed
> over my old machine, which was a 300 MHz AMD K6II, but I think there
> ought to be an even greater speed gain due to the two XEONs.  However,
> the thought occurs that Python (2.4.1) may not have the ability to
> take advantage of the dual processors, so my question: Does it?  If
> not, who knows where there might be info from people trying to make
> Python run 64-bit, on multiple processors?  Thanks!

Break up your problem into 2 independent parts, and run 2 Python
processes.  Your kernel should be SMP kernel, though.

William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>, Toronto, Canada
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