16.3.1. Enterprise Bean Thread Pools
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 maintains number of instances of Java thread objects in memory for use by enterprise bean services, including remote invocation, the timer service, and asynchronous invocation.
This technique is called thread pooling. It provides improved performance by eliminating the overhead of thread creation and gives the system administrator a mechanism for controlling resource usage.
Multiple thread pools can be created with different parameters and each service can be allocated a different thread pool.