[Tutor] Python on multicore machines

OkaMthembo zebra05 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 14:43:45 CET 2009

Sorry to double -post, Lie. Didn;t "Reply to all"..

Thats interesting - is Unladen Swallow production-ready? I've been over the
site briefly, but i can't decide whether it's still in incubation or not.

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Lie Ryan <lie.1296 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/27/2009 8:57 PM, OkaMthembo wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Is there a python implementation that takes advantage of all cores on
>> modern multicore machines?
> yes, Cpython if you used "multiprocessing". Ironpython and Jython doesn't
> have GIL. Unladen Swallow plans to remove GIL.
> Many minor python branch have been attempted to remove GIL, just as many
> are rejected for merging back to the main trunk since they slow down single
> threading. You might be able to find these patches from the internet and
> download the appropriate python source, patch them, and get python minus
> GIL.
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