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I am surprised that node.js performs significantly better than python & pypy. Can anyone have some explanation?



It depends on the web framework. As the author of the benchmark shows in a later blog post [1], Python+uWSGI can be faster than Node.js

[1] http://blog.kgriffs.com/2012/12/18/uwsgi-vs-gunicorn-vs-node... (link originally posted by jdub in this discussion)

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He carefully chose to use a really bad combination for pypy (or uncarefully, always assume stupidity over malice). Fast options for PyPy are cyclone.io or tornado (or eventlet or gevent on a branch I'm working on, although it's not done).

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Money.

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