[cap-talk] How desirable / feasible is a persistent OCAP language?
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Jul 18 21:18:27 CDT 2008
Ivan Krstić wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 10:25 PM, James A. Donald wrote:
>> If any state needs to be consistent and persistent, that
>> state can only be in one place. If one finds one has
>> distributed state that needs to be consistent between
>> nodes, one is in deep trouble. Sooner or later, to
>> maintain consistency, will have to end persistence,
>> shutting down the whole shebang and starting over.
> Indeed. Pat Helland's paper on the matter is well worth a read:
The world is just starting to grapple with the problem of massively
networked computing power.
Knuth taught us what to do when 256 bytes was no longer a large amount
of memory. We still are not sure what to do when 256 nodes is no longer
a large network.
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