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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: JVM 7, Cass 1.1.1 and G1 garbage collector
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:12:32 GMT
> I was able to run IBM Java 7 with Cassandra (could not do it with 1.6
> because of snappy). It has a new Garbage collection policy (called balanced)
> that is good for very large heap size (over 8 GB), documented here that is
> so promising with Cassandra. I have not tried it but I like to see how it is
> in action.

FWIW, J9's "balanced" collector is very similar to G1 in it's design.

/ Peter Schuller (@scode,

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