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
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