[erlang-questions] The future of Erlang and BEAM

james james@REDACTED
Sun Feb 19 12:54:10 CET 2012

I think you are missing the point with these libraries.  For me the key 
point with Erlang is the per-process (ie per actor) GC.  A Java system 
will GC across the whole VM and the response jitter that results is 
sometimes very bad.  Running Java so it really does keep processing with 
simultaneous GC slugs the performance, increasingly so as the core count 
goes up.  Its also hard to see how a JVM can really work well with a 
NUMA system, while Erlang does at least have a chance at making some 

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