Shaun Lloyd wrote in post #1061910:
> Proxy's are without doubt the most mis-understood element of our network
> today.
>
> But i need multi-threaded parrallel exec and async non-blocking io so
> proxy need to
> layer above above rather than part of platform (hope i made some sense).

Proxy is a separate layer, yes. Proxy can handle multiple concurrent 
requests from different clients and direct them to different back-end 
servers, yes.

> I looking into compilation today, Rubyspec have some really cool stuff !
> Getting that code into apache module is the tricky bit but.

You don't want to be putting code into Apache, for the reasons outlined 
before (mod_ruby).

> Brian i was wondering what platform you is your "favourite" at least for
> web distributed code.

Phusion Passenger is probably the easiest to get up and running, and 
includes useful features like dynamic pools of workers.

If you need the fastest possible roundtrip time you could try proxying 
to one of the ruby HTTP servers (one of unicorn/rainbows!/thin was 
optimised for short-lived queries, I can't remember which it was)

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