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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Where to begin? =)
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2000 21:47:46 GMT
Jonathan Stimmel wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 06:07:42PM -0700, Simon wrote:
> > Ever thought about distributed Cocoon processing?  Multiple processing
> > engines, one giant distributed cache...  Just an idea.
> Not a bad idea, though I'm not certain the benefits would necessarily
> outweigh the potential drawbacks of such an implementation.  My personal
> wish list for the cache includes the following two qualities:
>   - "globally" available - with separate cachespaces (e.g. an XSP
>     page could use the cache w/o worrying about stepping on anyone
>     else's toes)
>   - psuedo-modular - cache could be maintained in memory, filesystem,
>     high speed database, ...  (with such a design, a central cache
>     server probably wouldn't be too difficult to add)

I'm working on a distributed cache engine at the moment, using reliable
multicast to do the distribution (people at ApacheCon probably remember
me bending their ears about this :-). Could be funky for this.

Its called "Splash", btw. Already working in prototype. Watch this

Oh, and perhaps the most important feature is that it has no central




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