[Stackless] Stackless on SMP

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sun May 23 23:05:29 CEST 2004


On May 23, 2004, at 4:42 PM, Isaac wrote:

> This might be an FAQ, but I'm not finding it anywhere...
>
> How well does Stackless take advantage of machines with multiple 
> processors, or Intel's Hyper-threaded processors?

It doesn't.  Python (CPython and derived implementations such as 
Stackless anyway) is designed in such a way that makes it impossible to 
take advantage of threads.  If you want to take advantage of multiple 
execution contexts then you need to use separate processes.

-bob
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