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The Volano Report: Which Java platform is fastest, most scalable? A JavaWorld exclusive! - JavaWorld - March 1999
The latest edition of JavaWorld e-zine gives the top marks for running
Java programs fastest to IBM's virtual machines. Surprised? Read more on
It's also interesting to read about the current limits on thread
scalability: most Java VMs just don't let you have all that many threads
because each is allocated so much memory (e.g. 1Mb per thread). They're
not even the slightest bit 'lightweight' in the occam process sense.
Sadly, people are seeking pooling techniques to get around the
shortcomings of the costs of threads, as discussed in the article. It
would be better to have proper lightweight threads.
Richard Beton B.Sc. C.Phys. M.Inst.P.
Roke Manor Research Limited (http://www.roke.co.uk/)
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