[Fwd: Re: [Spread-users] loadsharing with Spread ?]
caudy at jhu.edu
Fri Jun 13 10:10:47 EDT 2003
Sorry, forgot to reply to all.
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Subject: Re: [Spread-users] loadsharing with Spread ?
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:33:01 -0400
From: Ryan Caudy <caudy at jhu.edu>
To: . zist <zist at hotmail.com>
References: <BAY2-F38kAG1yp6GsmT0001cd09 at hotmail.com>
No. The idea of multicasting a message to a group is that every member
should receive it. However, since the clients can know the membership
of their groups from regular membership messages, they could conceivably
choose to only send the message to the private group of one member (this
should be easy to implement by wrapping SP_multicast).
The notion of "first available" in this case also seems to be
problematic. Choosing a first member to send to at random, and then
rotating in the order of the membership list should be fine for one
sender, if the load balancing goal was just to send the same number of
messages to each group member. However, "first available" suggests some
sort of global knowledge about clients who are ready for another
message, which would require messages to be sent, or some other form of
. zist wrote:
> Is there a way with Spread to do some loadsharing between members of
> one Spread group ?
> The sender would send the message to the group and only one member of
> the group
> would read it (the first available).
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