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This sounds like something that's been painfully over-engineered.

One of the main problems they solve is "distributed RPC", from TFA: "There are a lot of queries that are both hard to precompute and too intense to compute on the fly on a single machine."

That's generally a sign that you've made a mistake somewhere in your application design. Pain is a response that tells you "stop doing that".




So there are no complex distributed problems?


Didn't you know, everything is a website that can be written single-threaded?




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