[erlang-questions] Heap architecture of current Erlang
Thu Dec 28 14:25:18 CET 2006
Kirill Zaborski wrote:
> Are there any benchmarks showing the difference in real applications?
What do you consider to be a 'real' application?
If by a real application you mean an existing application that has been
performance-tuned for the private architecture (e.g. by sending only
small messages and storing the rest of the shared data in an ETS -- in
other words by simulating the hybrid architecture) then the answer to
your question is that they are not so many.
If, instead, `real' applications use or adopt a more natural style of
Erlang programming where they really communicate via message passing,
then of course you will get a very different view of the benefits that
the 'hybrid' architecture offers.
> Is this option really useful?
The answer to this question is very subjective. It's up to individual
users to decide. That's why the option is there.
Hope this helps.
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