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Azul Systems® CTO to Present at QCon San Francisco 2011

Java Pioneer to Explore the Application Memory Wall, its Impact on Developers, and Possible Solutions

November 16, 2011

Sunnyvale, Calif., November 16, 2011 – Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, announced today that Azul Systems CTO and Co-Founder Gil Tene will lead an hourlong session on “The Application Memory Wall — Thoughts on the State of the Art in Garbage Collection” at QCon San Francisco 2011, held November 16-18.

For a decade, application instance memory growth and consumption have remained stagnant, with today’s typical Java application instance using only a fraction of a modern server’s memory and compute capacity. This is in sharp contrast to predictions of the mid-1990s, which expected hardware capacities to run into growth bottlenecks, and for applications to continue to stretch server capabilities to their limits.

In “The Application Memory Wall — Thoughts on the State of the Art in Garbage Collection,” Mr. Tene will offer some insight on historically stagnant Java application instance memory growth and consumption and the key technical challenges that have fostered the application memory wall. He will also review the state of the art in garbage collection within managed runtimes in general and in commercial Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) in particular. Finally, Mr. Tene will offer possible solutions, and a look at what will be possible when the Application Memory Wall falls.

WHO: Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems

WHAT: “The Application Memory Wall — Thoughts on the State of the Art in Garbage Collection”
Track: Why Java Is Still Sexy

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
4:50-5:50 p.m. PT

WHERE: Olympic Room
QCon San Francisco 2011
Westin San Francisco Market Street

Mr. Tene, who represents Azul on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, will also join other Azul Systems executives at the company’s QCon booth. There, attendees will get an overview of Azul’s latest release, Zing 5.0, a JVM optimized for Linux.

For additional information about this and other Azul events, please visit Azul’s Events page. For more on QCon San Francisco 2011, please visit the official QCon conference website.

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul’s Zing JVM is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul’s products enable organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency, and dramatically better operating costs.

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