[erlang-questions] Big distributed project architecture

Vik Olliver <>
Tue Jul 15 23:24:33 CEST 2008


On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 16:30 -0400, Colin Z wrote:
> In particular I'm wondering how big scaled out applications handle
> their tons of user connections. Is it typical for applications like
> this to have their clients connected to a single box/node whose job is
> just to read data off the socket, decode it, and forward
> data/messages/commands/whatever to other boxes that handle specific
> things like logging in, hosting "shards" of the game, etc?
> 
> Or is there some other technique that's commonly used?

Load balancing across multiple servers. I've used nginx for it.

Vik :v)




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