A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda

Pisin Bootvong joesb.coe9 at gmail.com
Tue May 9 11:04:54 CEST 2006

Rob Warnock wrote:
> Pisin Bootvong <joesb.coe9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> +---------------
> | No matter how scalable your language is, you cannot make a 100MHz/128MB
> | server serve 100,000 client a second over the internet.
> +---------------
> Sure you can! That's ~1000 CPU cycles/request, which [assuming at least
> a 100BASE-TX NIC] is plenty to service 100K *small* requests/s...  ;-}
> Of course, you might have to write it in assembler on bare metal,
> but the good news is that with only a 1000 cycle budget, at least
> the code won't be very large!  ;-}

Well, I was really asking for a service that really service something
complicate and useful though :-D

And donot forget to account for OS CPU time (well may be you can write
your own OS for it too :-D )

> -Rob [someone who remembers 0.5 MIPS DEC PDP-10s being used
>       for >100 simultaneous commercial timesharing users]
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