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One of the proposals of the best-practice is to use Numba JIT (just in time) compiler to speedup Python loops. The outcome of this optimization is shown below.

Master | Numba | |
---|---|---|

Total elapsed Time [s] | 1545.69 | 261.70 |

compute_step_1 elapsed time [s] | 1544.10 | 253.29 |

compute_step_2 elapsed time [s] | 0.56 | 2.9e-3 |

Total instructions | 9.62e12 | 1.24e12 |

compute_step_1 instructions | 9.62e12 | 1.19e12 |

compute_step_2 instructions | 4.87e9 | 5.25e6 |

Total average IPC | 2.02 | 1.72 |

compute_step_1 average IPC | 2.02 | 1.71 |

compute_step_2 average IPC | 2.63 | 1.53 |

By using Numba decorators we achieved a speedup of 5.9X, mostly thanks to reducing the total number of instructions 7.76 times. Numba’s compiled code is much more efficient than Python’s interpreter.