[erlang-questions] About Erlang system performance

Richard O'Keefe ok@REDACTED
Sun Nov 11 22:46:04 CET 2012

> Most significant systems are speed limited due to I/O and networking: the CPU usage can be surprisingly low. Erlang handles async and simultaneous I/O and networking extremely well - by design.

I recently had a program where each run took 3 hours.
Of that, about 2 minutes was CPU time (in C).
The thing that needed to be optimised was disc seeks,
not CPU instructions.

Systems and benchmarks can be very different.

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