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Presentation: Scaling Up Performance Benchmarking

Track: Bare Knuckle Performance

Location: Pacific LMNO

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Advanced

Persona: Backend Developer, Developer

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Abstract

Performance scaling along with responsiveness is very important to both on-premise as well as cloud deployments. Often, deployments can be very simple to an extremely complex web of services where there is no single magic bullet for performance scaling. As part of the development of a very complex benchmark, we learned many lessons related to scaling up, scaling out and responsiveness. We would like to share application architecture decisions, observations points, problem analysis methodologies etc. which can be applied when architecting, deploying and analyzing real production applications. We will share how application level, as well as system level metrics, change for various application architecture decisions as well as high-level JVM analysis to correlate tail latencies.

Speaker: Anil Kumar

Performance Architect for Scripting Languages Runtimes @intel

Anil is one of the earliest contributors to Java virtual machines GC, large pages, profiling etc. He has great experience in performance optimization as well as benchmarks development and standardization. He comes with an extensive industry network, being the Intel representative for 5 years in the JCP Executive Committee (Java Community Process) and a member in the SPEC committee where he chairs the OSGjava subcommittee, which owns the benchmarks SPECjms2007, SPECjvm2008, SPECjEnterprise2010, SPECjbb2015 and SPECjEnterprise2018 Web Profile. In addition to being a key player in SPEC (www.spec.org) with many well-known OEMs and enterprise companies, Anil has been one of the key architects for SPECjbb2005, SPECjvm2008, SPECpower_ssj2008 and SPECjbb2015 benchmarks as well as architect for workloads at https://github.com/Node-DC . Anil has delivered many talks at conferences like JavaOne and keynotes at SouJava Brazil, ICPE in Dresden, Node Summit 2017 and Node Interactive 2017. Currently he is also leading evaluation of data center scale end-to-end workloads and benchmarks. Anil In spare time, he loves mentoring young kids for STEM and judging science fairs in particularly for emerging trends in computers.

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Host: Monica Beckwith

Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC Performance Team

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is a Java VM Performance Architect at Arm. She is considered subject matter expert and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/ Garbage Collection (GC). She has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM by researching the need for a NUMA-aware allocator and allocation patterns, reduction of redundant instructions, reduction of the Java object header, prefetching patterns, redundant array checks in a loop and various other optimizations for the JIT compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. She led Oracle's Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star.

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