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JVM '02 Abstract

Experiences Porting the Jikes RVM to Linux/IA32

Bowen Alpern, Maria Butrico, Anthony Cocchi, Julian Dolby, Stephen Fink, David Grove, Ton Ngo, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center


This paper describes our experiences in porting the Jikes Research Virtual Machine from its first platform, AIX/PowerPC, to its second, Linux/IA32. We discuss the main issues in realizing both an initial functional port, and then tuning efforts to achieve competitive performance. The paper presents software engineering issues in building a portable runtime system and compilers, as well as specific optimizations to improve performance on IA32.
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