Back in the lisp machine days hitting a GC pause meant it was time to go get a cup of coffee. Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) do better by using parallel (multiple threads working together) and concurrent (gc threads working while the mutator is runn... Read more
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Christine H. Flood has been designing and implementing programming languages for over 20 years. Starting with Lisp machines, dabbling with implicitly parallel languages like ID and Fortress and diving into the bits of Java Virtual Machine implementations. She's written multiple papers on GC algorithms and is delighted to be taking them to the next level for OpenJDK.