Actor Framework settings dialog in Application Design & Architecture Posted April 11, 2016 · Report reply Thanks so much for your detailed reply, hooovahh. Your architecture makes a lot of sense, and removes the problem of having to wait for replies to messages. Doing a 1 to N message cast is a much better scheme in a distributed, asynchronous system. Your point about configuration data that is shared between Actors is a good one. I was planning on adding a hardware simulation option that all of the Actors would need to know about. I take your point about this architecture adding some undesired coupling, but that isn't a significant problem to me. Thanks again!