Tornado (web server)wikipedia
Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.
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FriendFeed

It was developed for use by FriendFeed; the company was acquired by Facebook in 2009 and Tornado was open-sourced soon after.
Friendfeed was built on top of Tornado.

Python (programming language)

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Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.
Web frameworks like Django, Pylons, Pyramid, TurboGears, web2py, Tornado, Flask, Bottle and Zope support developers in the design and maintenance of complex applications.

Ben Darnell

During his time at Brizzly, Darnell took over Tornado, an open source real-time web framework based on FriendFeed.

Cloudike

Cloudike is based on a set of programmatic interfaces (APIs) written in Python; it uses Python frameworks Django and Tornado to create REST API, message broker software RabbitMQ, and MongoDB.

Asynchronous I/O

asynchronous I/Oasynchronousnon-blocking I/O
Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.

Web server

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Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.

Web framework

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Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.

Facebook

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It was developed for use by FriendFeed; the company was acquired by Facebook in 2009 and Tornado was open-sourced soon after.

Open-source software

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It was developed for use by FriendFeed; the company was acquired by Facebook in 2009 and Tornado was open-sourced soon after.

C10k problem

more than 10,000 simultaneous connectionsc10k problemproblems handling thousands of connections
It tries to solve the C10k problem affecting other servers.

PostgreSQL

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