One Large JVM vs. Multiple Smaller JVMs
Posted on 2006-07-22
Based on the latest JVM technology (J2SE 5 or higher), hardware and Application Server implementations (e.g. WebLogic 9.x or WebSphere 6.x), which of the following two configurations is better on a multiple-CPU UNIX machine:
1. One large JVM with 2-4 GB heap size and 200+ threads for a single Application Server instance.
2. Two or more smaller JVMs, each with < 1 GB heap size and < 100 threads for an Application Server cluster of multiple application server instances
What are the major pros and cons of each solution?