Welcome to the Spread Toolkit!
Spread is an open source toolkit that can be used in many distributed applications that require high reliability, high performance, and robust communication among various subsets of members. The toolkit is designed to encapsulate the challenging aspects of asynchronous networks and enable the construction of reliable and scalable distributed applications. Spread consists of a library that user applications are linked with, a binary daemon which runs on each computer that is part of the processor group, and various utility and demonstration programs.
Some of the services and benefits provided by Spread:
- Reliable and scalable messaging and group communication.
- A very powerful but simple API simplifies the construction of distributed architectures.
- Easy to use, deploy and maintain.
- Highly scalable from one local area network to complex wide area networks.
- Supports thousands of groups with different sets of members.
- Enables message reliability in the presence of machine failures, process crashes and recoveries, and network partitions and merges.
- Provides a range of reliability, ordering and stability guarantees for messages.
- Emphasis on robustness and high performance.
- Completely distributed algorithms with no central point of failure.
News and Highlights
Accelerated Ring Experimental ReleaseJuly 2, 2013 - The Spread Toolkit Accelerated Ring Experimental release 4.3 features an experimental protocol tailored for data center networks that can provide 30%-50% higher throughput and 20%-35% lower latency in modern local area networks.
Spread 4.3 ReleasedJune 11, 2013 - This release has a number of important changes focusing on improved out-of-the-box performance for the Spread toolkit as well as a large number of small changes which include bugfixes, very specific performance improvements, and general improvements to the code and build process.We would encourage everyone to try this release.
If you have any questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org