1000 Actors, One Chaos Monkey and… Everything OK

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This is a pure live demo without slides. I fire up an Erlang VM instance, in which I’ll activate 1000 parallel actors. Then I’ll send out a chaos monkey to produce unpredictible and partially critical situations in the system. During the demo I’ll explain, how this situations are being managed and solved in the running system. Also, the basic mechanisms of the Erlang VM as well as relevant parts of the ecosystem will be explained.

Talk objectives: Explain Erlang approach to parallelism and OTP supervision through live demo
Target audience: Developers, Erlang newbies


  • Pavlo Baron

    Fighter of huge amounts of chaotic data, mostly using computer science
    codecentric AG

    Pavlo Baron is lead architect with codecentric AG. His passion are distributed systems and large data sets – the infrastructure behind what they call Big Data. Pavlo is frequent conference speaker and has written four German books: "Big Data for IT Decision Makers", “Erlang/OTP”, “Pragmatic IT Architecture” and “Fragile Agile”.

    Twitter: @pavlobaron

    Pavlo Baron
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Posted on May 30, 2013