Wednesday, June 29, 2005

BEA, Eclipse make marks at JavaOne

Source: LinuxWorld
BEA Systems and the Eclipse Foundation are making their marks at the JavaOne conference this week, focusing on JVMs and open source projects, respectively.

BEA Systems is preparing to take its JRockit Java Virtual Machine to new platforms. By the end of this year, you'll start seeing it come out on other processors, such as Sparc, said Mark Carges, BEA CTO, during an interview at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.

Currently running on Windows and Linux on Intel and AMD chips, plans call for porting the JVM to the Solaris OS on Sparc, AIX on PowerPC, and HP-UX on Intel. The Sparc-Solaris version is expected by the end of 2005, with the others to follow.

JRockit has been available as a free download. BEA hopes to monetize the JVM by selling operational and diagnostic tools, such as memory-leak detectors that function with JRockit on top of BEA's commercial WebLogic middleware platform, Carges said.

BEA also anticipates having JRockit participate in a stack that would feature WebLogic on top of JRockit, which would reside above "hypervisor" software for running device drivers. Beneath that would be Intel's planned virtualization chips that would support multiple OSes on a single piece of silicon, Carges said.

The stack is expected to offer superior performance, he added. BEA is calling this project "Bare Metal."

Read the complete article at LinuxWorld. . .

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