Discussion: Massively parallell CMS?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, and I realize this is probably a question that can only be answered by actually trying, but still, I think it’s an interesting discussion to be had.
To what extent would it be useful to make a web application, such as a CMS, massively parallell? (or for that matter, concurrent, see comments)
And with that I mean, would it make sense to break the typical one thread per request model? Could we break it up so that fetching from the database is made in different threads or processes than rendering the template? Could the rendering be split up into smaller bits, so that parts of the template could be rendered while the data is still being fetched from the database? Are there other things that could be split up and made parallel?