Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"memcached" scaled at Facebook to handle 200k UDP requests per second

For some time now I had been wondering how applications like Google search and Facebook with millions of users manage to serve requests almost at a fraction of a second.

I am not aware how it is done in Google search but today I was lucky enough to read this pretty interesting article on how this is done in Facebook.

According to this article the Engineering crew at FB has managed to scale memcached, a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system to handle 200,000 UDP requests per second.

That is really awesome !!!.

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