600k concurrent websocket connections on AWS using Node.js

added by JavaScript Kicks
4/16/2015 10:05:55 PM

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I recently faced the challenge to get as much power as possible out of a AWS EC2 instance at the lowest possible cost using concurrent persistent websockets. To do this I needed to use a event-driven, non-blocking runtime environment. For this particular purpose Node.js is excellent with its lightweight and fast Chrome V8 engine.