Charlie Hunt explains the three performance attributes of throughput, latency and (memory) footprint and how each of these are influenced in terms of JVM garbage collection. Hunt also shows an example of the amount of work involved to realize an improvement in all three performance attributes.
Charlie Hunt is currently a JVM Engineer at Oracle leading a variety of JVM projects. He is also the lead author of Java Performance, and coauthor of the Java Performance Companion, which is due to be available in early 2016.
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