At JavaOne keynote this year, Mark Reinhold talked about how Java 9 was much bigger than Jigsaw. To put that in numbers - 80+ JEPs bigger! Yes, we see more presentations on Jigsaw since it brings about modularity to the once monolithic JDK. But what about those other JEPs?! One of those "other" JEPs, is JEP 143 - 'Improve Contended Locking'. Monica will apply her performance engineering approach and talk about JEP 143 and Oracle's Studio Analyzer Performance Tool. The crux of the presentation will entail comparing performance of contended locks in JDK 9 to JDK 8.