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  • Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work? - Part II

    by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 27, 2008 3

    Features like biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking are all designed to increase concurrency by allowing more effective sharing amongst application threads. But do they actually work? In this two part article, Jeroen Borgers explores these features and attempt to answer the performance question with the aid of a single threaded benchmark.

  • Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work?

    by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 18, 2008 16

    Features like biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking are all designed to increase concurrency by allowing more effective sharing amongst application threads. But do they actually work? In this two part article, Jeroen Borgers explores these features and attempt to answer the performance question with the aid of a single threaded benchmark.

  • Scalability Principles

    by Simon Brown on  May 21, 2008 7

    At the simplest level, scalability is about doing more of something. This could be responding to more user requests, executing more work or handling more data. This article presents some principles and guidelines for building scalable software systems.

Ruby Concurrency, Actors, and Rubinius - Interview with MenTaLguY

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jan 31, 2008

Concurrency, Actors, Fibers/Coroutines, Rubinius' Multi-VM, and more - a lot of interesting topics. We caught up with Ruby's MenTaLguY who can shed light about all of them. 1

The Box: A Shortcut to finding Performance Bottlenecks

Posted by Kirk Pepperdine on  Sep 21, 2007

Finding performance bottlenecks can be a difficult task and it can get more difficult as our applications grow in size. The Box is a methodology tool that focuses us efforts to improve performance. 6

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