Concurrency Comparison: Go v/s Elixir

Posted on 30 Jan, 2023

Goroutines = CSP Process

  • One goroutine only knows about channels, its not aware about other goroutines.

  • There are anonymous

  • Message passing is synchronous.

  • Go routines are managed by Go runtime.

  • Avg size in order on 2KB.


go someFunction()

Elixir Process = Actor Model

  • Processes communicate directly to each other

  • Elixir process has an id (non-anonymous).

  • Managed by BEAM Virtual Machine.

  • Separate stack & heap.

  • Average size of 0.5KB.


spawn(fn -> ... end)


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