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Presentation: The Trouble With Memory

Track: Bare Knuckle Performance

Location: Pacific LMNO

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Persona: Developer

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Abstract

It is our experience that 60-70% of all the applications we analyze incur a performance penalty due to how it consumes and/or retains memory. Yet if you ask people what is their biggest performance headache it’s unlikely that they’d recognize memory as being #1. I have been involved in analyzing numerous applications for just these kinds of issues and in this session, I will cover the tell tale signs and symptoms that your application is one of those suffering from some sort of memory issue.  I'll discuss what steps you can take to cure this problem and will also cover how the JVM can both help reduce the memory ~strength of your application.  What should you do?"

Speaker: Kirk Pepperdine

Java Performance Expert & Java Champion

Kirk has been working in high performance and distributed computing for nearly 20 years. His focus has primarily been on performance, working on architecting, developing, and tuning applications running on Cray and other high performance computing platforms. Kirk now specializes in Java, where he works in all aspects of performance and tuning in each phase of a project life cycle. Author, speaker, consultant, Kirk was recognized as a 2006 Java Champion recipient for his contributions to the Java community. @kcpeppe

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