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Papers We Love SF - Orleans Distributed Virtual Actors for Programmability & Scalability

by Caitie McCaffrey

Published February 19, 2015 in Technology

Orleans is a runtime and programming model for building scalable distributed systems, based on the actor model. The Orleans programming model introduces the abstraction of Virtual Actors. Orleans allows applications to obtain high performance, reliability, and scalability. This technology was developed by the eXtreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research and was a core component of the Azure Services that supported that powered Halo 4, the award winning video game.