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IBM developerWorks: Pouring Java into Linux boxes

Aug 19, 1999, 13:08 (6 Talkback[s])
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"IBM brings a high-performance JVM to Linux developers"

"A powerful Java development tool for Linux has topped the list of most-requested enhancements on Sun Microsystems' Java Developers Connection Web site for some time now, and by a huge margin. The absence of a JVM for Linux with performance comparable to that available on Windows and commercial UNIX has left a void among Linux developers. These longstanding requests finally have been met--but not by Sun."

"IBM's Developer Kit for Linux is the first with both a Just-in-time (JIT) compiler and support for native threads," says John Neffenger, creator of the VolanoMark performance benchmark. "Its performance is some four times faster than [the open-source JVM] Transvirtual Kaffee."

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