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Sep 19, 2000, 20:41 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Intel Corporation today announced that it is placing an Open Runtime Platform (ORP) into the open source community as a research platform for advancing e-Business applications. E-Business applications are typically compiled to an intermediate computer language rather than the traditional executable used for PC applications. This intermediate language gives these applications a flexibility that enables different platforms to cooperate in completing an electronic transaction. To execute these programs, a platform must offer a runtime platform that compiles the intermediate language."

"The modular ORP system incorporates a fast, code-generating just-in-time (JIT) compiler as well as an optimizing JIT compiler. It also includes several memory management, or "Garbage Collection" (GC) algorithms, ranging from a simple mark-sweep algorithm to an advanced train algorithm, that identify what memory is being used so that unused memory can be returned to the system. The virtual machine accepts bytecode and interoperates with GNU Classpath, an open source library. MRL academic papers on these topics can be downloaded at the MRL library, http://www.intel.com/research/mrl/library."

"This open source software release includes C source code for all of the environment's components and a royalty free redistribution license. The source code was developed in both the Windows and LINUX environments."

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