May 26, 2018

C++ actor framework

An Open Source Implementation of the Actor Model in C++.

Actors in CAF are lightweight, consist of only a few hundred bytes, and are cooperatively managed by a state-of-the-art, work-stealing scheduler. You can spawn millions of actors if you want to.

CAF offers a network-transparent message passing. Actors can talk to each other, no matter where they’ve been spawned. You do the hard part of implementing your app, CAF takes care of the low-level side of things. CAF allows you to transparently connect actors running on different machines and OSes via the network. It integrates multiple computing devices such as multi-core CPUs, GPGPUs, and even embedded hardware. You can also create message passing interface for your OpenCL backends.

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