Posted Oct 22, 2012 7:52 UTC (Mon) by man_ls
Parent article: Wayland and Weston 0.99.0 snapshots released
Somehow I don't think so: node.js is already orders of magnitude faster than other traditional servers. Also, I don't see all Python people throwing away their twisted servers, or Ruby throwing away Rails; and node.js is much more convenient than those two.
For some applications a single-process server may not be right, but for the rest convenience usually trumps performance. (Witness MongoDB beating Riak or Cassandra.) Amazon rents cheap two-core servers, very convenient to run node.js on. In fact node.js uses two cores: one for receiving requests and another for servicing them.
There are a couple of ways around a single-process server on a multi-core machine. One is to run many stateless node.js processes on a server. Another is to modify the V8 engine to run many threads in the same process and synchronize them; it is a more definitive solution, even though the engineering costs may be high. I don't doubt that Google can make it if they try.
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