Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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Pedal to the (bare) metal

Interesting JVM news from today's keynote at BEA World.

BEA are working on a JVM for processors with hardware virtualisation that will work directly with a hypervisor like Xen, removing the need for a full-blown OS under your app servers. It's some time away, but could be extremely interesting. Tying garbage collection into process migration will be very interesting and make moving VMs between compute resources a lot quicker...

If I was an OS vendor I'd be starting to look at what value the OS adds to the application platform, and getting a little worried.

(In pure speculation, I wonder if this approach could also see the return of Oracle's "Raw Iron")
Tags: bea, hypervisor, jvm, virtualisation
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