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    Workstation GC for server applications?

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    In Using GC Efficiently – Part 2 I talked about different flavors of GC that exist in the CLR and how you choose which flavor is good for your applications, and I said that the Server GC flavor is designed for server applications. As with any performance...
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    Thank you all for your comments!

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    I will write about the things you asked in my last blog entry's comments in the next few blog entries.
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    What do you want to know?

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    In my previous Using GC Efficiently entries I've basically covered all the big areas of GC in the CLR. There are of course a lot of things to write about GC but I want to keep GC users as my target audience, not GC designers/implementors. So I would really...
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    So, what’s new in the CLR 2.0 GC?

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    Certainly that’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get (at the PDC too!). So since PDC already happened I can tell the rest of you about the new stuff happened in GC in CLR 2.0. The slides can be downloaded here . And I will be referring to...
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    GC talk at the 2005 PDC

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    I will be giving a GC talk at the PDC this September. This talk is to give you a close up view of the CLR GC so I hope to see all you hard core .NET developers there! I will talk about some internal details of generations, allocations, different flavors...
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    Using GC Efficiently – Part 4

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    In this article I’ll talk about things you want to look for when you look at the managed heap in your applications to determine if you have a healthy heap. I’ll touch on some topics related to large heaps and the implications you want to be aware of when...
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    Using GC Efficiently – Part 3

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    In this article I’ll talk about pinning and weak references – stuff related to GC handles. (I was planning on talking about finalization in this part of the “Using GC Efficiently” series but since I already covered it in pretty much detail in one of my...
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    Tools that help diagnose managed memory related issues

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    I was writing an internal wiki page on performance and thought this info is useful to many external readers as well so here it goes. vadump is a good start. It’s an mstools tool – meaning you can find it on your NT CD under bin\mstools. You can take a...
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    Clearing up some confusion over finalization and other areas in GC

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    In the WinDev conference that I just went to, there seems to be some confusion over finalization (such as why it even exists and etc) and other areas. I hope the following will clear up that confusion. If not, let me know. Finalization 1) Why we have...
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    Using GC Efficiently – Part 2

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    In this article I’ll talk about different flavors of GC, the design goals behind each of them and how they work differently from each other so you can make a good decision of which flavor of GC you should choose for your applications. Existing GC flavors...
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    WinDev in Boston

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    I am going to WinDev this year to give 2 performance talks. Check out: http://butrain.bu.edu/windev/track2.asp (it's from Oct 25 to 29) Below is the description: C5 - CLR Performance Write faster managed code! Learn about performance engineering, tools...
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    Using GC Efficiently – Part 1

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    So the goal here is to explain the cost of things so you can make good decisions in your managed memory usage – it’s not to explain GC itself - it’s to explain how to use it. I assume most of you are more interested in using a garbage...
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    Hello World

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    Yep, now I have a blog too. I work on the CLR Performance Team so naturally I will be writing about performance.
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    GC Performance Counters

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    There are many .NET Memory Performance Counters and this is meant to give you some guidelines in interpreting the counter data and how to correlate them. This assumes you have a basic understanding of GC. First thing you may want to look at is “% Time...
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