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Prior work, including the own, shows that application performance in garbage collected languages is highly dependent upon the application behavior and on underlying resource availability. The authors show that given a wide range of diverse Garbage Collection (GC) algorithms, no single system performs best across programs and heap sizes. They present a Java Virtual Machine extension for dynamic and automatic switching between diverse, widely used GCs for application-specific garbage collection selection. They describe annotation-guided, and automatic GC switching.
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