>>I guess the real question that I have is why the move?
> Well, two reasons I suppose. One is that I've been reading
> a lot lately about how silicon has effectively hit the wall
> in terms of CPU heat dissipation: manufacturers such as AMD,
> Intel, and IBM are turning to mutlicore processors to acieve
> further increases in performance. My web site is rather
> floating-point intensive, so this is an area of interest to
> me. I'm particularly interested in the Cell processor. If
> I stick with Webware, multiple CPU or multicore CPU servers
> will not yield performance improvements for my site due to
> Python's Global Interpreter Lock with Webware, where the
> GIL is not a consideration using Skunkweb on such servers.
FWIW, WSGIKit should run under multiprocess servers, like mod_python,
and maybe SkunkWeb will be a WSGI server soon (Jacob Smullyan is
planning on coming to the PyCon WSGIKit sprint -- heck, maybe SkunkWeb
already is a WSGI server, I haven't checked). You'd still have to make
changes to your application if it's using any threaded assumptions (like
storing global state in global variable).
Ian Bicking / ianb@... / http://blog.ianbicking.org