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Three Aspects of Java Performance: Locking, Garbage Collection, and Context Switching

App Servers are designed for fine-grained locking, sub-gigabyte heaps, and a limited number of processors (1-4 CPUs). However, is this really what Java programming is all about? With the promise of automated garbage collection, language-level locking, and threads, developers originally thought they could simply express their algorithms through the language, and the JVM would take care of managing the complexity of these resources. This talk ...

Sponsor: Azul Systems


Bob Pasker @Azul Systems

Bob Pasker has been designing and developing networking, communications, transaction processing, and database products for 25 years. As one of the founders of WebLogic, the first independent Java company (acquired by BEA Systems in 1998), he was the chief architect of the WebLogic Application Server, which today dominates the market.

Bob has provided technical leadership and management for numerous award-winning technologies, including the TribeLink series of routers and remote access devices, and the TMX transaction processing system. Bob graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Francisco State University and holds a Masters degree from Brown University.

Additional Info


Food and Social: 5:30 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
(Central Time)


Meeting Type: Seminar
1575 Thomas Center Drive
Eagan, MN 55122