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The difference is in the type of optimizations that get performed. The client VM is faster at startup, the server VM gets faster after some time with long running processes.
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Thanks Marylin and Ilja for your quick response. What is the significance of the term 'Hotspot' in Java Hotspot Clint VM?
Joined: Jul 11, 2001
"HotSpot Engine" is Sun's name for the optimizer that got introduced with Java 1.2, if I remember correctly. "hotspot" is the term for a part of the code that is executed very much and therefore is important for the performance of the overall system. The "HotSpot Engine" is designed to concentrate on those hotspots for optimization purposes.