How does the Fork/Join framework act under different configurations?
Just like the upcoming episode of Star Wars, there has been a lot of excitement mixed with criticism around Java 8 parallelism. The syntactic sugar of parallel streams brought some hype almost like the new lightsaber we’ve seen in the trailer. With many ways now to do parallelism in Java, we wanted to get a sense of the performance benefits and the dangers of parallel processing. After over 260 test runs, some new insights rose from the data and we wanted to share these with you in this post.