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As ColdFusion programmers or system administrators, there are times when we go through the CF Admin interface to try and optimize the server. A particular section located within the standalone version of the ColdFusion Administrator is simply called Java and JVM. When you reach this section, unless you have a healthy dose of Java experience, you may scratch your head and think, "I don't really know much about this" and skip to something else. But the catch is, this section is the most powerful and important area to look at. It is common knowledge that Adobe's ColdFusion runs on Java, but Java runs on top of the Java Virtual Machine (commonly called the JVM or VM). The JVM is what allows Java to speak to the physical machine and controls processing and memory allocation. Because of this, changes to the JVM settings can have a huge impact on how your ColdFusion appli... (more)