PID USERNAME LWP PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME CPU COMMAND
10946 fred 1 60 0 3692M 270M sleep 25:34 0.00% python
19559 joe 1 59 0 1950M 836M sleep 17:21 0.00% python
20738 bill 1 59 0 1787M 1608M sleep 3:28 0.00% python
That's on a machine with 4G of physical memory. And given that python is being used more widely, and that data volumes are increasing, I need to do a couple of things. First, order more memory; and second, work out how to build a 64-bit copy of python with all the modules we use.