VM Optimizations for Language Designers

Posted in Conferences, Development on January 06, 2009


VM Optimizations for Language Designers

Summary
In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, John Pampuch discusses the HotSpot compiler, the history of Java performance, HotSpot development philosophies and challenges, optimization, inlining, virtual methods, loop unrolling, constant folding, escape analysis, synchronization improvements, JVM library improvements, processor-specific optimizations, and tips for better performance.

Bio
John Pampuch is the Director of VM Technology for the Client Software Group at Sun Microsystems.

About the conference
The 2008 JVM Language Summit is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. The talks inform the audience, in detail, about the state of the art of language design and implementation on the JVM, and the present and future capabilities of the JVM itself.

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Tags: Conferences, Java, InfoQ, Compilers, JVM, JVM Language Summit, HotSpot