[rabbitmq-discuss] Messaging at SecondLife

Martin Sustrik sustrik at imatix.com
Tue Apr 7 14:26:29 BST 2009

Gordon Sim wrote:
> Martin Sustrik wrote:
>> Holger Hoffstätte wrote:
>>> SecondLife tried to evaluate several messaging solutions and a 
>>> writeup of
>>> the (quite sobering) results can be found here:
>>> http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Message_Queue_Evaluation_Notes
>> Their scenario (load-balancing queues across several network 
>> locations) is pretty exotic. It's no surprise that none of the 
>> messaging systems supports it out of the box. AFAIK even MQ series or 
>> Tibco doesn't support this kind of thing. Interesting article though.
> Is it load balancing queues in the sense of AMQP 0-8/0-9 'queues' or 
> load balanced 'topics'. I.e. are the subscribers for those queues 
> competing or non-competing consumers? (Or are both patterns required?).

Neither, as far as I understand. What they want is to have 100 brokers 
and create 1,000,000 queues. They would expect the messaging system to 
place 10,000 queues on each broker - and do so transparently to the 


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