[erlang-questions] Resource discovery & load balancing

Andy Richards <>
Fri Apr 27 10:23:15 CEST 2012


Thanks both, that gives me a couple of ideas. Any other suggestions anyone?

Many thanks,

Andy.

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On 26 Apr 2012, at 16:43, Jayson Barley <> wrote:

> Andy,
> 
> It all depends on what you are load balancing. I most often analyze data so I use a queue and have each of my nodes grab jobs off of the queue as they become available.  This works well for me.
> 
> Jayson
> 
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM, CGS <> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> 
> I used round robin to solve such a problem. It's easy to implement, it can be tuned according to your hardware capabilities and scaled easily according to the number of nodes to be used.
> 
> I hope this message will help.
> 
> CGS
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Andy Richards <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've read the chapter on resource discovery in Erlang & OTP In Action Logan et al and understand how I can dynamically bring an additional node into a cluster, however I can't find a good resource explaining good approaches to distributing load across such nodes?
> 
> I'm assuming I will need to do some sort of hashing or round robin across the nodes but was wondering how others in the community distribute load across nodes (using resource discovery) or if anyone was aware of a good resource related to this?
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Andy.
> 
> Sent from my iPad
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