OpenMQ in 512 Node Setup on EC2


Max Gorbunov, from Grid Dynamics has been testing scalability of GridGain Software for a Monte Carlo Simulation on Amazon EC2. Max initially used ActiveMQ but later switched to OpenMQ to address scalability and ease of use stability and robustness issues. The stack showed linear scalability up to 512 nodes.

Check out Max's full report and the Press Release. Also check previous entries tagged as OpenMQ


can't find anything about 'ease of use' neither in the blog post nor in press release.

Posted by Anonymous on August 10, 2008 at 08:29 PM PDT #

re: anonymous - You are right, there a sentence in Max's note where he was talking about convenience of Java-based tools. The same sentence mentions OpenMQ and I misread it. Max only mentions "stability" and "robustness" as reasons for the switch.

Thanks for pointing this out; I've updated the blog entry. - eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on August 10, 2008 at 11:49 PM PDT #

BTW the only reason Max found instability with ActiveMQ was he was using an old version AFAIK...

Posted by James Strachan on August 13, 2008 at 07:00 PM PDT #

Hi James. Max did indicate he initially used ActiveMQ 4.x, but his last comment ([1]) mentions they also tried ActiveMQ 5.x and he points to [2].


Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on August 14, 2008 at 12:30 AM PDT #

Can I make a suggestion? When it comes to scalability, no one beats Joyent. Just look what they did for LinkedIn's Bumper Sticker app for Facebook. They easily scaled to over 1 billion page views a month. They are the most robust and stable cloud computing you will find and they just happen to be the official host of Ruby on Rails.

Posted by Kristen on August 15, 2008 at 04:09 AM PDT #

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