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Eric Kaczmarek

Hadoop Performance Engineer, Intel Corp.

Eric Kaczmarek is a Senior Java Performance Architect in the Software Solution Group. He has been at Intel for over 17 years. For the better part of the last 10 years, he focused on optimizing the Java Virtual Machine for Intel Architectures. Because of his deep and broad Java Virtual Machine expertise, Eric leads the effort to enable and optimize Big Data frameworks such as Hadoop* and HBase* for Intel based platforms. He earned a BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


Taming GC Pauses for Humongous Java Heaps in Spark Graph Computing

Spark nodes are shifting from commodity hardware to more powerful systems with higher memory environments (200GB+). As an in-memory computing framework, popular wisdom has it that large Java heaps result in long garbage collection pauses…