Erlang and Ice

Serge Aleynikov <>
Tue Feb 7 14:35:31 CET 2006


Hi Ryan,

I haven't used Ice, however skimming through its 1650-page manual makes 
me wonder if Ice is something widely used.

Erlang OTP comes with ei interface that allows to write C-based clients. 
  There is an EPI library (beta version) on sourceforge.net that 
encapsulates ei and gives you with C++ interface.

In any event, getting million reads per second is going to be quite a 
challenge.  Is it million transactions of a single read each, or N 
transactions with M reads per second (N*M = 10^6)?  While the second 
case seems challenging yet doable, I am pretty skeptical about the 
feasibility of the first one without running into various I/O related 
bottlenecks.

Serge

Ryan Rawson wrote:
> Has anyone used Ice (http://www.zeroc.com/) and Erlang together?
> 
> On a broader note, I'm investigating hooking up a C++ client and a
> Erlang server.  The basic idea is to use a high speed binary-oriented
> interface to support million of reads/second against an Erlang server.
> 
> Anyone have any suggestions?
> 
> -ryan




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