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IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8, Service Refresh 4, Fix Pack 1

Installable packages for Java 8 service refresh 4 were withdrawn from the download site to improve security. Any customers who downloaded this release must upgrade to service refresh 4 fix pack 1. This release of the Software Developers Kit (SDK) and Java runtime environment contains the latest Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU), plus the following...

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IBM SDK for Java performance optimizations: part three

In the previous article we focused on memory management, providing information about the garbage collection policies that can be used for different workloads. We also looked at how diagnostic tools can be used to monitor performance, pinpoint problems, and suggest tuning options that relate to memory management. In this last article we will cover Java...

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IBM SDK for Java performance optimizations: part two

In the last article we provided a high level overview of the IBM J9 JVM architecture and looked at how the JIT compiler optimizes machine code to improve application performance. This article focuses on memory management, providing information about the garbage collection policies that can be used for different workloads. We will also look at...

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