Is a 32-bit build faster than a 64-bit build

Raymond Hettinger python at
Fri Nov 12 22:24:09 CET 2010

Has anyone here benchmarked a 32-bit Python versus a 64-bit Python for
Django or some other webserver?

My hypotheses is that for apps not needing the 64-bit address space,
the 32-bit version has better memory utilization and hence better
cache performance.  If so, then switching python versions may enable a
single server to handle a greater traffic load.  Has anyone here tried


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