15 Aug '13, 6am

A Hypothetical Space Monkey Feint

I was listening to a post from High Scalability today, and it reminded me of this old talk the spread of an epidemic can provide a model for the spread of information throughout a network and … techniques based on that model can be used to create ultra-scalable software infrastructures that exhibit unparalleled robustness and scalability properties. — Werner Vogels, E-Commerce at Interplanetary Scale Taken to its logical conclusion, instead of our familiar client-server architectures, “everybody” will have to be hosting a piece of the system in order for us to reach where Werner Vogels describe: scale is no longer a problem to tackle but like a virus, the more nodes there are, the more robust the system. Even if we solve the technical issues, the first big hurdle is actually: how do we convince everyone to run a piece of infrastructure 24x7? Go To Market At AllThingsD, whe...

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