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SPEED TEST: x86 vs. ARM for Web Crawling in Python

Feb 19, 2019, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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What crawls more web pages for less money, an ARM server or an x86 one? When Google had no answers, our intrepid hero did the most grown-up thing he could think of: he built two bots to crawl the top 500 websites and count how many times it said "ass" and "wood" in the HTML source. Then he loaded them on to some servers and made them race each other.

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