[erlang-questions] trouble with erlang or erlang is a ghetto

Hendrik Visage hvjunk@REDACTED
Wed Jul 27 12:21:05 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Thomas Lindgren
<thomasl_erlang@REDACTED> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Ulf Wiger <ulf.wiger@REDACTED>
>> ...
>> I guess it's fair to say that the Erlang/OTP doesn't have a
>> "dangerously sexy" approach to SMP scalability. They recognise that
>> their sponsors [1] would have their heads if BEAM started hanging or dumping
>> core in the sole interest of scaling to ridiculously many cores on hardware that
>> none of the sponsors are using.
> Furthermore, IMO it's something of a mistake to obsess over single-process SMP. I think distributed erlang is pretty sexy.

And *that* my dear friends, is where the "clouds" are hanging out ;)

A rack in each city centre with a bunch of 1u/2u boxes, using
something like GoogleFS, and we have close to a petabytes of
distributed disaster tolerant storage and processing, and then I also
say: Bring me my Erlang :)

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