Devoxx 2012 talk by Jaromir Hamala, C2B2 Senior Consultant.
The Garbage-First (G1) is the latest garbage collector in the JVM, aiming to be the long-term replacement for CMS. Targeted for machines with large memories and multiple processors. Promising low and more predictable pause times while achieving high throughput.
The session will introduce the architecture and design of G1. Then the main focus of the talk will be the performance characteristics observed under different loads; tuning capabilities and common pitfalls. With the aim of answering the question can you run big heaps and achieve low pauses.