[erlang-questions] Heap architecture of current Erlang

Kostis Sagonas kostis@REDACTED
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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