Garnet – A new remote cache-store from Microsoft Research

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  • redis

    Discontinued Redis is an in-memory database that persists on disk. The data model is key-value, but many different kind of values are supported: Strings, Lists, Sets, Sorted Sets, Hashes (by microsoftarchive)

  • This is excellent news for people who needs to run Redis (or compatible in this case) directly on Microsoft Windows Server, without relying on WSL2. Previously, there was a Redis port available [1] (which is now in archive status) that had memory usage issues (mainly because of memory-mapped files AFAIK) and, of course, is no longer supported.

    It's also quite intriguing for me to see it's written in C#, as that's my native tongue. I'd be keen on dedicating some time to delve into the code.

    [1]: https://github.com/microsoftarchive/redis

  • .NET Runtime

    .NET is a cross-platform runtime for cloud, mobile, desktop, and IoT apps.

  • Yeah, it kind of is. There are quite a few of experiments that are conducted to see if they show promise in the prototype form and then are taken further for proper integration if they do.

    Unfortunately, object stack allocation was not one of them even though DOTNET_JitObjectStackAllocation configuration knob exists today, enabling it makes zero impact as it almost never kicks in. By the end of the experiment[0], it was concluded that before investing effort in this kind of feature becomes profitable given how a lot of C# code is written, there are many other lower hanging fruits.

    To contrast this, in continuation to green threads experiment, a runtime handled tasks experiment[1] which moves async state machine handling from IL emitted by Roslyn to special-cased methods and then handling purely in runtime code has been a massive success and is now being worked on to be integrated in one of the future version of .NET (hopefully 10?)

    [0] https://github.com/dotnet/runtime/issues/11192

    [1] https://github.com/dotnet/runtimelab/blob/feature/async2-exp...

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  • garnet

    Garnet is a remote cache-store from Microsoft Research that offers strong performance (throughput and latency), scalability, storage, recovery, cluster sharding, key migration, and replication features. Garnet can work with existing Redis clients.

  • runtimelab

    This repo is for experimentation and exploring new ideas that may or may not make it into the main dotnet/runtime repo.

  • Yeah, it kind of is. There are quite a few of experiments that are conducted to see if they show promise in the prototype form and then are taken further for proper integration if they do.

    Unfortunately, object stack allocation was not one of them even though DOTNET_JitObjectStackAllocation configuration knob exists today, enabling it makes zero impact as it almost never kicks in. By the end of the experiment[0], it was concluded that before investing effort in this kind of feature becomes profitable given how a lot of C# code is written, there are many other lower hanging fruits.

    To contrast this, in continuation to green threads experiment, a runtime handled tasks experiment[1] which moves async state machine handling from IL emitted by Roslyn to special-cased methods and then handling purely in runtime code has been a massive success and is now being worked on to be integrated in one of the future version of .NET (hopefully 10?)

    [0] https://github.com/dotnet/runtime/issues/11192

    [1] https://github.com/dotnet/runtimelab/blob/feature/async2-exp...

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