A Massively Scalable Architecture for Instant Messaging & Presence

Jorrit Schippers, Anne Katharina Ingrid Remke, Henk Punt, M. Wegdam, Boudewijn R.H.M. Haverkort

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This paper analyzes the scalability of Instant Messaging & Presence (IM&P) architectures. We take a queueing-based modelling and analysis approach to ��?nd the bottlenecks of the current IM&P architecture at the Dutch social network Hyves, as well as of alternative architectures. We use the Hierarchical Evaluation Tool (HIT) to create and analyse models analytically. Based on these results, we recommend a new architecture that provides better scalability than the current one.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-130
Number of pages22
JournalElectronic notes in theoretical computer science
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • IR-68325
  • SCS-Services
  • Scalability
  • Instant Messaging and Presence Architecture
  • METIS-270696
  • EWI-16475
  • Queueing Models


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