CLR 4.5: Maoni Stephens - Server Background GC
- Posted: Sep 21, 2011 at 10:24 AM
- 55,278 Views
- 11 Comments
Loading User Information from Channel 9
Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9
Loading User Information from MSDN
Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN
Loading Visual Studio Achievements
Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements
Right click “Save as…”
Maoni Stephens is the lead developer of the CLR's garbage collector (as you can imagine, she's a native(C/C++) developer). Here, she tells us about background GC for server-side .NET applications and services and also touches on improvements in large heap management, generally in the next release of .NET.
In the next release of .NET (4.5), managed server applications and services will reap the benefits of background collections. This is a feature the CLR team is excited about and for good reason. It means less pausing, better overall performance. In the 4.0 release, the client CLR supported background GC. You learned about that here (from Maoni). Moving this feature to the cloud (well, to the server-side) means more performance and less pausing for ASP.NET applications, for example. This is great news.
Tune in. Enjoy.