Speaker: Monica Beckwith

(She / her / hers)

Java Champion, First Lego League Coach, passionate about JVM Performance @Microsoft

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is considered a subject matter expert, has several published articles and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/Garbage Collection (GC). She is also a JavaOne Rock Star.

Monica has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM by identifying the need for a NUMA-aware allocator and allocation patterns, reduction of redundant instructions, reduction of the Java object header, prefetching patterns, redundant array checks in a loop and various other optimizations for the JIT compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Monica was the JVM Performance Architect at Arm. Her past also includes leading Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team.

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Session + Live Q&A

Jedi Wisdom for Cloud Performance: Sympathize with Hardware, You Must!

This is part 1 in a series of talks covering Padawan Monica Beckwith’s hands-on practical experience over the last two decades. Monica, who has trained with many Knights and a few Masters, will cover what it means to be sympathetic to the underlying hardware in Scaling Up and Scaling Out scenarios. In addition, she will share examples to put cloud performance into perspective.


Wednesday May 18 / 12:30PM EDT (50 minutes)


Performance & Mechanical Sympathy


JavaJVMCloud Computing

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