CLR 4.5: Maoni Stephens - Server Background GC
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.