[Numpy-discussion] Loading a > GB file into array

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Tue Dec 4 04:28:54 CST 2007

Hi all,

I haven't done any serious testing in the past couple years, but for 
this particular task -- drawing frames using OpenGL without ever 
skipping a video update -- it is my impression that as of a few Ubuntu 
releases ago (Edgy?) Windows still beat linux.

Just now, I have investigated on 2.6.22-14-generic x86_64 as pacakged by 
Ubuntu 7.10, and I didn't skip a frame out of 1500 at 60 Hz. That's not 
much testing, but it is certainly better performance than I've seen in 
the recent past, so I'll certainly be doing some more testing soon. Oh, 
how I'd love to never be forced to use Windows again.

Leaving my computer displaying moving images overnight, (and tomorrow at 
lab on a 200 Hz display),

Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 02:13:53PM +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>> With recent kernels, you can get really good latency if you do it right 
>> (around 1-2 ms worst case under high load, including high IO pressure). 
> As you can see on my page, I indeed measured less than 1ms latency on
> Linux under load with kernel more than a year old. These things have
> gotten much better recently and with a premptible kernel you should be
> able to get 1ms easily. Going below 0.5ms without using a realtime OS (ie
> a realtime kernel, under linux) is really pushing it.
> Cheers,
> Gaël
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