[SciPy-user] Python on Intel Xeon Dual Core Machine

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Mon Feb 4 02:57:54 CST 2008


On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 09:52:30AM +0100, Lorenzo Isella wrote:
> A small aside: I am getting interested into parallel computing with
> Python since I am a bit surprised at the fact that postprocessing some
> relatively large arrays of data (5000 by 5000) takes a lot of time and
> memory on my laptop, but the situation does not improve dramatically
> on my desktop, which has more memory and is a 64-bit machine (with the
> amd64 Debian).

I suspect you are limited by disk IO, if you are loading a lot of file.
Did you try profiling?

Gaël


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