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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Clustering Blocks
Date Sat, 28 Sep 2002 05:04:12 GMT
On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 07:38, MichaelRettig@thoughtworks.com wrote:
> Is anyone looking into the capability of clustering blocks?  If phoenix is
> a server of servers, then the next logical step would be the transparent
> distribution of these servers across vm's.  If clustering could be
> supported, then this would be a huge feature for phoenix application
> developers.
> Thoughts?

It is an interesting idea. The problem arises in the specifics. What does it 
mean to cluster an application? Does it just mean that we have the same 
applications deployed in each of the phoenix instances? Or perhaps we have 
Blocks that are clustered? Some blocks will be easy to cluster (ie Stateless 
blocks which have simple or pass-by-value/serializable types in their method 
parameters) but some are impossible (ie ConnectionManager which references 
native resources).

So I guess I would need to know more about what you are thinking ;)


Peter Donald
"Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it." 
                        -Benjamin Franklin 

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