[erlang-questions] Clustering through Multicast

Hynek Vychodil vychodil.hynek@REDACTED
Wed Apr 22 15:55:28 CEST 2009

It sounds more like paxos protocol works. Look at scalaris (

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM, chaitanya Chalasani <
chaitanya.chalasani@REDACTED> wrote:

>  Hi,
> May be the solution exists, but the idea just popped and want to clarify if
> it really works this way.
> Instead of the regular cluster node and unicast load balance to multiple
> worker nodes, if we use the IP multicast to a group of servers with
> replicated mnesia and let each node attempt to start a transaction and only
> one node gets to act on it, based on the mnesia transaction write lock, will
> there be less latency in distributing the transactions. And also it might
> help in some cases wherein the delay in identifying dead node would not
> effect the transactions within.
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