[erlang-questions] openpoker: 25k players on a physical machine

Richard Andrews <>
Fri Oct 31 12:44:57 CET 2008


> I'm launching 5000 games with 25000 players on 5 game servers and 5  
> bot nodes, all running on the same physical machine. I'm hitting the  
> 65000 socket maximum so the way to scale out is by adding more  
> physical servers to the cluster.

Can't you add another IP address to each host to get 64k connections per address?
Surely the file descriptor table can be bigger than 64k.

I thought UNIX systems put the maximum representable FD number at 1024x1024 and 64k was only a per-process limit FD limit.

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  Rich


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