[Spread-users] who's using it and what are they using it for

George Schlossnagle george at omniti.com
Wed Jul 3 15:24:50 EDT 2002

We use spread with mod_log_spread, wackamole, some distributed data 
harvesting software and for some distributed xml-rpc services.  All of 
this is in a web environment.

Overall spread is very good.  I would say that the major down-points are:
1) poor handling of misconfigured nodes (the rings can lock)
2) rigorous scheduling requirements (has shown instability on machines 
with extremely high load for protracted periods)

We access spread through the C, perl and php APIs.


On Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at 02:23 PM, Schwenk, Jeanie wrote:

> I'm researching to determine if spread is a reasonable alternative to
> tibco's rendez-vous message bus.
> What I would like to know from everyone on the list is:
> 	who is using spread
> 	what environment is it being utilized in
> 	what you think of it - the good AND the bad please
> 	anybody tried the support from Spread Concepts LLC
> I work in a semiconductor manufacturing facility that runs 24x7 so
> reliability, uptime and error recovery are the lifeblood of this 
> department.
> We currently use tibco to deliver the messages between numerous hpux
> servers, a couple databases, about 50+xterms, unlimited pcs, and all the
> processes that perform the manufacturing process including spc data
> collection.  Obviously there are numerous entities that use the message 
> bus.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jeanie M. Schwenk
> Software Engineer
> Automation Department
> Integrated Device Technology
> 3131 NE Brookwood Pkwy
> Hillsboro, OR 97124
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