Drew Gilson, a Magento Specialist wrote a very interesting article about using Gearman to make backougrad tasks faster and manage 200,000+ Sku with Embedded ERP

"In brief: this post describes a method to use an alternative task queue system to speed up the background operations performed by the Magento extension Boost My Shop ERP. With a little effort, you should be able to apply this methodology and toolset to tough problems of your own."

Read more on Drew Gilson Blog