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A Rust implementation of:

  • the Syndicated Actor model, including assertion-based communication, failure-handling, capability-style security, dataspace entities, and facets as a structuring principle;

  • the Syndicate network protocol, including

    • a high-speed Dataspace indexing structure (; see also from syndicate-rkt) and

    • a standalone Syndicate protocol "broker" service (roughly comparable in scope and intent to D-Bus); and

  • a handful of example programs.

The Syndicate/rs server running.
The Syndicate/rs server running.


From docker or podman:

docker run -it --rm leastfixedpoint/syndicate-server /syndicate-server -p 8001

Build and run from source:

git clone
cd syndicate-rs
cargo build --release
./target/release/syndicate-server -p 8001

If you have mold available (apt install mold), you may be able to get faster linking by creating .cargo/config.toml as follows:

rustflags = ["-C", "link-arg=-fuse-ld=mold"]

Enabling the jemalloc feature can get a substantial (~20%-50%) improvement in throughput.

Running the examples

In one window, start the server with a basic configuration:

./target/release/syndicate-server -c dev-scripts/

Then, choose one of the examples below.

Producer/Consumer (sending messages)

In a second window, run a "consumer" process:


Finally, in a third window, run a "producer" process:


State producer/consumer (state replication)

Replace producer with state-producer and consumer with state-consumer, respectively, in the instructions of the previous subsection to demonstrate Syndicate state replication.

Pingpong example (latency)

In a second window, run

./target/release/examples/pingpong pong

and in a third window, run

./target/release/examples/pingpong ping

The order is important - the difference between ping and pong is about who kicks off the pingpong session.

Performance note

You may find better performance by restricting the server to fewer cores than you have available. For example, for me, running

taskset -c 0,1 ./target/release/syndicate-server -c dev-scripts/

roughly doubles throughput for a single producer/consumer pair, on my 48-core AMD CPU.