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ICFP 2019
Sun 18 - Fri 23 August 2019 Berlin, Germany
Sun 18 Aug 2019 17:10 - 17:50 at Yew - Session 5

Distributed Erlang, the process of transparently running Erlang programs over networks, has a long history of immense usefulness but has problems when distributed systems reach certain scales. We explain the issues and show research done towards the goal of transparently enhancing Erlang distribution, so that changes to existing applications and systems can be avoided. We propose several research directions together with prototype implementations that all serve the purpose of improving the current status quo. This includes using different transport protocols, generalizing implementation efforts and incorporating routing protocols for more dynamic node constellations. We then describe some background and history of various work to solve Erlang distribution scalability issues. We show that there is much room for improvement on the Erlang distribution layer without breaking abstractions that developers are used to and rely on.

Sun 18 Aug

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17:10 - 18:10
Session 5Erlang at Yew
Scaling Erlang Distribution
Adam Lindberg Peer Stritzinger GmbH, Sébastien Merle Peer Stritzinger GmbH, Peer Stritzinger Peer Stritzinger GmbH
Day closing
Viktória Fördős Cisco Systems, Adrian Francalanza University of Malta