[erlang-questions] Millions of processes?
Tue Sep 23 16:41:25 CEST 2008
In the products we build, we tend to hit memory and bandwidth
limits long before we reach millions (even hundreds of thousand)
processes. This is partly because many of the processes do
network IO, and because our products are physically constrained
by fairly tight space, cost and power budgets. Physical constraints
are subject to change, of course...
The way we chose to program nowadays is, however, inspired by
the knowledge that we don't have to worry about the number of
processes per se, even if we'd end up with several hundred thousand
2008/9/23 Bard Bloom <>:
> I've seen in Erlang promotional materials some rather impressive claims
> about how cheap Erlang processes are, and how many of them one can spawn.
> Which is pretty cool. But, what Erlang programs take advantage of that kind
> of power? Are there any examples of programs which use huge numbers of
> processes in interesting ways? (I am the local Erlang fancier. I got
> challenged on that point, and didn't have a very good answer.)
> Thanks very much,
> Bard Bloom
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