Red Hat Developer Program
October 17, 2016

Shenandoah GC: Java Without The Garbage Collection Hiccups (Christine Flood)

Just like a spoon full of sugar will cure your hiccups, running your JVM with -XX:+UseShenandoahGC will cure your Java garbage collection hiccups. Shenandoah GC is a new garbage collector algorithm developed for OpenJDK at Red Hat, which will produce much better pause times than the currently-available algorithms without a significant decrease in throughput. In this session, we'll explain how Shenandoah works and compare it to the currently-available OpenJDK garbage collectors.