[Numpy-discussion] parallel compilation of numpy

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Wed Feb 18 20:00:49 CST 2009


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:
>
>> I have a shiny new computer with 8 cores and numpy still takes forever
>> to compile
>
> Yes, forever/8 = forever.

Not if you are a physician: my impression in undergrad was that
infinity / 8 could be anything from 0 to infinity in physics :)

More seriously, there is no chance that make -j8 will be 8 times
faster than make. 2 to 3 times, yes (IO, etc...).

David


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