Monica Beckwith

About Monica Beckwith

Java VM Performance Architect, Arm

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is a Java VM Performance Architect at Arm. She is considered a subject matter expert and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/ Garbage Collection (GC). She has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM by researching the need for a NUMA-aware allocator and allocation patterns, reduction of redundant instructions, reduction of the Java object header, prefetching patterns, redundant array checks in a loop and various other optimizations for the JIT compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. She led Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and is a JavaOne Rock Star.