[erlang-questions] how to scale into the cloud using process? example computing simple average

Joe Armstrong <>
Tue May 26 17:25:09 CEST 2009


On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Tim Fletcher <> wrote:
>> "cloud" the mechanism by which application processing and data is
>> _automatically distributed_ across hardware resources to meet user
>> demand.
>>
>> ...so I'm not sure that one exists.
>
> For Ruby: http://heroku.com/


http://highscalability.com/heroku-simultaneously-develop-and-deploy-automatically-scalable-rails-applications-cloud

Suggest the fun bit is implemented In erlang. This being the case
one wonders if heroku might provide a hook to the underlying
Erlang bit since they seem to have thought about the problem of
creating large numbers of EC2 instances

/J




>
> For Python/JVM: http://code.google.com/appengine/
>
> For Javascript: http://reasonablysmart.com/
>
> All in their infancy. AFAIK no such "auto scaling" service currently
> exists for Erlang applications.
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