Date for   Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Actor Model - Introduction and Usage

The Actor Model was defined in the mid-70's and has seen recent surges in interest as an easy and powerful concurrency methodology. As well as providing a simple and highly useful concurrency model, Actors also provide scalability, fault tolerance, distributed capabilities, and location independence and are particularly well suited to cloud-based applications. The Thespian open-source library brings Actor technology to the Python environment ( This session will introduce the Actor Model concepts with examples and describe how a Thespian-based production environment has scaled to thousands of servers and some of the lessons learned along the way.



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