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A counterintuitive relation between CPU and memory usage

Continuing my tests on low-end server environments, I recently set up a stresstest of a load balanced tomcat webapp. Part of that tests consist in reducing the available memory for the webapp (JVM -Xmx switch) and see how low it could go before negatively affecting performance.It's common knowledge that once available memory runs out on … Continue reading A counterintuitive relation between CPU and memory usage