Stealers vs Disruptor
Interesting read over on low-latency.com on Sungard’s Stealer initiative.
Stealers is basically a general purpose, concurrent programming framework that gives us the ability to create a high throughput or low latency system without having to deal with the shared memory design problems of concurrent applications
Sounds very actor-ish:
The other approach is to use a message passing style of developing applications where there is no global shared memory and inside the system all processing happens using messages that are passed around.
Google Groups has some views on the stats.