[zeromq-dev] Actor Model

Gleb Peregud gleber.p at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 13:01:03 CET 2012

If you want the most natural way to code your program according to
actor model, just use Erlang. It has a zeromq library, hence you can
communicate with outside world using zmq.

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:27 PM,  <wilfried at hafner.ws> wrote:
> hi peeps,
> i would like to ask you for some ideas/hints on an actor-model
> design on top of zeromq. zeromq ships with everything i need,
> a mailbox, message routing, i don't have to worry about threads etc.
> i think the straightforward way would be to give every actor
> one or more sockets for sending and receiving messages, depending
> on the used patterns (pub-sub, req-rep). but it seems to be a big
> overhead, since the max. number of sockets per context is limited.
> on the other hand, i would have to share some sockets and write
> a lot of messaging features by myself. so zeromq would be useful
> just for the communication between some processes or nodes.
> it's similar to an component based entity system, communication between
> entities<->entities, entities<->system and system<->system
> should be handled through an event/message bus. Although it's not for game
> development, 10k+ entities are possible, which would require
> at least more than 10k sockets.
> thank you for your suggestions!
> best regards,
> wil
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