[erlang-questions] Concurrency-related optimizations

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
Tue Jan 29 07:00:00 CET 2008

You may already have come across this one. It's the only
explicitly "concurrency-oriented optimisation in Erlang" paper I can




Jacob Lee writes:
 > Greetings,
 > I am trying to do an undergraduate thesis on concurrency-related
 > optimizations as applied to a practical language. This is under the
 > supervision of Prof. Gul Agha, whose research area is the actor model
 > of computation (his 1986 book "Actors: a model of concurrent
 > computation in distributed systems" is a standard on the subject).
 > So, this semester I have lots of time to devote to trying to make
 > Erlang faster :-). My question for the general Erlang community is:
 > are there any optimizations that have been considered or suggested for
 > Erlang but not yet implemented? My focus is on concurrency-related
 > optimization: e.g., those related to scheduling or message passing.
 > As a start, I've been reading through the HiPE code and the papers
 > published by that team. There are also some general actor
 > optimizations in the literature that have not yet have been applied to
 > Erlang; I'll be looking to see if any of them are compatible with
 > Erlang's semantics. But if anyone has particular ideas that perhaps
 > haven't been tried for lack of time, I am very interested in learning
 > about them.
 > -- 
 > Jacob Lee
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