Jikes RVM 3.1.3

Execute Java programs that are typically used in research on fundamental virtual machine design issues

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What's new in Jikes RVM 3.1.3:

  • Improvement:
  • [RVM-962] - Initial pass over the source code to remove duplicated comments
  • [RVM-965] - Consolidate EmptyIterator implementations
  • [RVM-970] - This patch creates an environment to perform unit-tests both in the boostrap VM and Jikes RVM. Added a working example (ExampleTest).
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Jikes RVM (Research Virtual Machine) provides a flexible open testbed to prototype virtual machine technologies and experiment with a large variety of design alternatives.

The system is licensed under an OSI approved license. Jikes RVM runs on many platforms and advances the state-of-the-art of virtual machine technologies for dynamic compilation, adaptive optimization, garbage collection, thread scheduling, and synchronization.

A distinguishing characteristic of Jikes RVM is that it is implemented in the Java programming language and is self-hosted i.e., its Java code runs on itself without requiring a second virtual machine.

Most other virtual machines for the Java platform are written in native code (typically, C or C++). A Java implementation provides ease of portability, and a seamless integration of virtual machine and application resources such as objects, threads, and operating-system interfaces.

Many researchers have found that Jikes RVM provides a useful vehicle for research on the frontiers of virtual machine technologies (over 150 publications and 27 dissertations), as well as teaching courses. If you are looking for where to start reading about the Jikes RVM we have a recommended reading page.

NOTE: Jikes RVM is licensed under the Common Public License.

Last updated on February 14th, 2013

Runs on: Mac OS X (Universal Binary)


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