dual CPU-mode in python

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Mar 5 18:42:41 CET 2006


Astan Chee wrote:

> I have a python script which i convert to an executeable (using py2exe)
> and on a dual-cpu machine seems to be taking only 50% (1cpu) only. I was
> wondering if there is a way to maximize CPU usage without forking the
> function?

it depends on what your script is doing.  the GIL makes it impossible to
use more than one CPU per process for "byte code intensive" code:

    http://docs.python.org/api/threads.html

but code that uses I/O or C-level crunching can get around this, if the
C-level code is properly written.

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