client-server parallellised number crunching

Hans Georg Schaathun hg at
Wed Apr 27 16:15:05 CEST 2011

On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 23:35:06 +1000, Chris Angelico
  <rosuav at> wrote:
:  On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Hans Georg Schaathun 
:          <hg at> wrote:
: > That's correct.  And the client initiates the connection.  At the
: > moment, I use one thread per connection, and don't really want to
: > spend the time to figure out how to do it singlethreadedly.
:  Threads work quite happily in Python if they're I/O bound, which they
:  will be if they're waiting for the client to do something.

Quite.  I was referring to some tutorials and documentation recommending
to use non-blocking sockets and select() within a single thread.  I
cannot say that I understand why, but I can imagine the benefit with
heavy traffic.

:-- Hans Georg

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