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by Viktor Klang
We believe that one should never have to choose between productivity and scalability, which has been the case with traditional approaches to concurrency and distribution. The cause of that has been the wrong tools and the wrong layer of abstraction and Akka is here to change that. Akka is a unified runtime and programming model for scaling both UP (utilizing multi-core processors) and OUT (utilizing the grid/cloud). With Akka 2.0 this will be taken to a whole new level, "Distributed by Design".
With a name like Scala it's gotta scale, right? And I don't mean extensibility of the language or dealing with larger code base. I mean doing the heavy lifting at the runtime. Does Scala really help? In this panel, I'd like to see a candid discussion on various strategies for scaling the performance and tradeoffs that comes with each solution.
9th–11th March 2012