We are currently building a very large Akka system. It will have a gazillion connections to various external systems, lots of queues and internal services. Time to browse through Stevens for some inspiration on protocol design.
The console for my Symbolics XL1200 survived but beam adjustment is a bit off. The special cable connecting the console to the workstation got lost too. I asked David Schmidt for a replacement. Meanwhile I’ll tinker with the console using the field manual for the Symbolics 3600.
I’m designing a new distributed system for a customer which unlike the legacy system will have to scale horizontally. And of course we run into a lot of classic design problems when building a distributed system. The Lamport, Shostak, Pease paper is a classic and worth reading again.
The Dynamo paper explains some of the concepts used in the Riak distributed KV store.
Joanna Rutkowska made some progress with her Qubes OS. She released the Beta 1 of Qubes in April.