When installing Java Development Kit. Which JVM should we choose? HotSpot or OpenJ9

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asked Mar 1, 2021 in System Modelling by reg22017 (27 points)  

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answered Mar 1, 2021 by dkmisu (1,327 points)  
selected Mar 7, 2021 by dkmisu
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This is basically your choice. They both satisfy the standards, so the homework ecosystem will run on either of them. If you want a safe bet, then go for HotSpot.

A bit of context. HotSpot was originaly developed by Oracle and it was the go to JVM years ago. Since then, many new implementations were released, one of them is OpenJ9. OpenJ9 was originally developed by IBM, but now it is open-source. It supposedly consumes less resources, and it is a bit faster. But see the comparison in this Medium article for yourself.