We recently published a new white paper together with Sun Microsystems that describes the scalability and JVM tuning study we conducted with them on their Sun Fire T1000/T2000 boxes (aka, Niagara). These are the Sun boxes that contain 8 cores per CPU. The white paper is
What’s interesting about this white paper?
Near-Linear Scalability on Multi-Core Machines: The key issue in this paper is that we have demonstrated near-linear scalability on multi-core machines. The Sun have 8-cores and that’s great. The problem is that for applications to take advantage of this technology (multi-core) they need to be written as multi-threaded. This normally requires very sophisticated programming skills, which very few developers have. With GigaSpaces, those specialized skills are unnecessary. Developers simply write their applications in the normal way, and because of GigaSpaces’ parallel nature it takes advantage of the multiple cores. This paper proves it with numbers.
Technical Cookbook for JVM Tuning: The paper provides clear instructions on optimal JVM tuning for different scenarios. This can be a tool that our SEs, PS and customers can use for optimal performance tuning.
Expect to hear more about our additional activities with our wonderful partners at Sun.