Building an “actor” in F# with higher throughput than Akka and Erlang actors


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Building an “actor” in F# with higher throughput than Akka and Erlang actors

The “Big Data” problem

Our free lunch is over!

The number of transistors in our CPUs is still increasing like Moore’s law predicted. However, the frequency of our chips is flat-lining. We can no longer expect to see a 2x or even 1.5x performance improvement every 18 months from code that doesn’t exploit parallelism.

“Big Data” has arrived

According to Cisco we are now in The Zetabyte Era.

Global IP traffic has increased eightfold over the past 5 years.

Globally, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016.

The Economist ran an article in 2010 on what some are calling “the industrial revolution of data”.

Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and SAP between them have spent more than $15 billion on buying software firms specialising in data management and analytics.

This industry is estimated to…

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