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CMS and G1 Collector in Java 7 Hotspot: Overview, Comparisons and Performance Metrics

by Clarence J M Tauro, Manjunath V Prabhu, Vernon J Saldanha
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 43 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors: Clarence J M Tauro, Manjunath V Prabhu, Vernon J Saldanha
10.5120/6149-8524

Clarence J M Tauro, Manjunath V Prabhu, Vernon J Saldanha . CMS and G1 Collector in Java 7 Hotspot: Overview, Comparisons and Performance Metrics. International Journal of Computer Applications. 43, 11 ( April 2012), 27-32. DOI=10.5120/6149-8524

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author = { Clarence J M Tauro, Manjunath V Prabhu, Vernon J Saldanha },
title = { CMS and G1 Collector in Java 7 Hotspot: Overview, Comparisons and Performance Metrics },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2012 },
volume = { 43 },
number = { 11 },
month = { April },
year = { 2012 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 27-32 },
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doi = { 10.5120/6149-8524 },
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Abstract

Java is used in large enterprise server applications. Enterprise applications are characterized by large amount of live heap data and considerable thread level parallelism. Garbage collectors are programs that attempts to reclaim garbage, or memory occupied by objects that are no longer in use by the main program [1]. The strength of Java platform is that it performs automatic memory management, thereby shielding developers from the complexity of explicit memory management. This paper provides an overview of features shared by most Garbage collectors in the latest version of java (as of Jan-2012) Java7. This document also attempts to compare the CMS (Concurrent Mark and Sweep) collector against its replacement and a new implementation in Java7, G1 aka "Garbage first" [2].

References
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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Java 7 Hotspot G1 Garbage First Cms Concurrent Mark And Sweep Performance Comparisons