Sean,

A broker can have multiple topics, each with multiple partitions. Each
partition can be consumed by multiple consumers.

Our high level consumer API doesn't allow you to specify a starting offset.
SimpleConsumer does. If you use SimpleConsumer, you are responsible for
managing the consumption of all partitions. Consumer group is only used in
the high level consumer.

Thanks,

Jun

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM, Sean Grayson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 
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