If you want to learn a thing or two about WebSphere Portal, Sal Pece is one of the people you want to talk to. If you want to learn about WebSphere Portal Server 7, Sal Pece is just about the only person you can talk to. WebSphere Portal Server 7 won't go GA for another few months, but that hasn't stopped Sal from hacking around with the Beta version, and figuring out how things work in this new edition of IBM's flagship middleware product.
This time, we're talking about performance, primarily setting the Java Heap Size and the Garbage Collection algorithm to optimize performance, and at the very least, speed things up when you've got to bounce that Portal Server.
Other Articles by WebSphere Portal Expert Sal Pece:
Evaluating WebSphere Portal Server 7
Speeding Up Your WebSphere Portal Server 6.1 and 7 Installations