The Managed Runtime Initiative
Posted Jun 18, 2010 16:19 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak
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As an outsider looking in, these batch virtual memory operations sound interesting in their own right, and not specifically related to Java and GC. It's just that your Java GC can make immediate use of them.
This seems like a similar transformation to providing a vector of IO operations, versus repeated calls to read() or write().
What other workloads might benefit from such batch-oriented VM? Poul-Henning Kamp had an article in ACM Queue recently that showed a 10x speedup on heap structures by avoiding VM hits. While not identical to the problem you're solving, I think it highlights that explicitly optimizing VM behavior, even on "solved problems," is a generally interesting space, with opportunities for huge improvements. After all, heaps are "optimal," right? Then why the 10x speedup? Finding how your work can be leveraged outside your Java GC environment will make it more attractive.
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