[erlang-questions] Orleans - distributed .NET actors from MS Research

Mike Oxford <>
Thu Mar 27 21:56:06 CET 2014


Reading it now ... looks solid so far ... Thanks for posting it up!


On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Felix Gallo <> wrote:

> http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/210931/Orleans-MSR-TR-2014-41.pdf
>
> Interesting paper.  They went with cooperative multitasking, .NET,
> unordered messaging, abstracted-away supervision and distribution, what
> appears to be optional immutability, and promises/futures, but on the plus
> side ( :D ), dynamic load balancing and automatic distributed restarts on
> server failures.  Good reading to help create intuition about why Erlang
> does things the way that it does, and some alternative
> approaches/optimizations for slightly different but similar problem sets
> under the actor model.
>
> F.
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