This type of garbage collector should minimise the pauses in program execution which occur with conventional garbage collection, noticeably improving response times for web applications. Using a small benchmark, users can experience the ongoing development of the technology for themselves. The Chrome development team has selected Spinning Balls, the most memory-intensive test in the V8 benchmark collection, as a stress test. The garbage collector implemented in Google's current Dev channel version of Chrome is able to reduce the maximum time required to calculate an image from 272 to around 50 milliseconds.
- A game changer for interactive performance, a Chromium Blog post.