Patent Number: 7,716,451

Title: Memory tuning for garbage collection and central processing unit (CPU) utilization optimization

Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for garbage collection sensitive load balancing is disclosed. The method for memory tuning for garbage collection and CPU utilization optimization can include benchmarking an application across multiple different heap sizes to accumulate garbage collection metrics and utilizing the garbage collection metrics accumulated during benchmarking to compute both CPU utilization and garbage collection time for each of a selection of candidate heap sizes. One of the candidate heap sizes can be matched to a desired CPU utilization and garbage collection time, and the matched one of the candidate heap sizes can be applied to a host environment.

Inventors: Creamer; Thomas E. (Boca Raton, FL), Hrischuk; Curtis E. (Holly Springs, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018