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  • A Memory Allocator: Article by Doug Lea about the design of his well-known "Lea" memory allocator.
  • A garbage collector for C/C++ (Hans Boehm): Hans Boehm's page on the widely used Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector for C/C++. The Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector can be used as a garbage collecting replacement for C malloc or C++ new. It is also used by a number of programming language implementations that use C as intermediate code.
  • ALI `group` at UMass: Group at UMass that includes the Object Systems Laboratory, an active memory management research group.
  • Dmalloc: Malloc replacement with debugging features.
  • Dynamic Storage Allocation and Memory Management Information Repository: Information about explicit allocation mechanisms such as malloc/free and automatic storage reclamation algorithms such as garbage collection. Maintained by Ben Zorn of Microsoft Research (formerly at the University of Colorado in Boulder).
  • Garbage Collection & Memory Management Summer School: 20-21 July 2004 Canterbury, UK.
  • IDH: A debug heap for *nix. Captures buffer overwrites, memory leaks, stale pointers, most buffer underflows, and can provide statistics on block sizes.
  • ISMM: The 2004 International Symposium on Memory Management: Conference focused on research in management of dynamically allocated memory.
  • Inuse: A graphical utility that allows you to watch a program allocate and free dynamic memory blocks, increasing your understanding of memory.
  • OOPS Group Publications: Papers from Paul Wilson's research `group` at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • OOPSLA'97 GC and MM Workshop: Contains links to the papers presented at the 1997 OOPSLA Workshop on Garbage Collection and Memory Management.
  • Parallel and Distributed Garbage Collectors: A parallel and distributed extension of the BDW conservative collector.
  • Paul Wilson's Garbage Collection Archive: A collection of papers on garbage collection, memory allocation, and the like from the OOPS Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin. Includes papers from the OOPSLA Workshops on Garbage Collection in 1990, 1991, and 1993.
  • Richard Jones' Garbage Collection Page: Richard Jones wrote Garbage Collection: Algorithms for Automatic Dynamic Memory Management", the first English book concerned solely with garbage collection. Garbage collection page has an FAQ, and a large bibliography.
  • The GC-LIST FAQ: A draft FAQ for the Garbage Collection mailing list. Contains a list of algorithms and techniques, related jargon, language interfaces, and challenging problems such as threading, distributed objects, persistency, and "uncooperative environments".
  • The Hoard Multiprocessor Memory Allocator: Hoard is a fast, scalable and memory-efficient malloc-replacement for multithreaded applications on multiprocessors. Widely-used, open-source.
  • The Memory Management Reference: A `resource` for programmers and computer scientists interested in memory management and garbage collection. Includes a fairly comprehensive bibliography of influential authors and papers in the field. Links to a glossary and a beginner's guide to the field.
  • Wolfram Gloger's malloc homepage: Links to ptmalloc, a multithreaded-variant of Doug Lea's memory allocator.


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