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Why is Python used for high-performance/scientific computing (but Ruby isn't)?

There's a quote from a PyCon 2011 talk that goes: At least in our shop (Argonne National Laboratory) we have three accepted languages for scientific computing. In this order they are C/C++, ...
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Cpu-heavy web server

When reading about web servers, frameworks, etc most of the time I notice that the goal is to have a technology that has the next features: Able to handle as many connections as possible. Fit an I/O ...