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From Bob Griswold <bgrisw...@terracottatech.com>
Subject Re: Thoughts on VM
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 05:28:18 GMT
I totally agree with you, Steve. This is probably the biggest area of
potential win in integrating the VM into the OS.


On 5/11/05 10:23 PM, "Steve Blackburn" <Steve.Blackburn@anu.edu.au> wrote:

> Bob Griswold wrote:
> 
>> GC efficiency is very different than the speed at which the JVM runs it's GC
>> code.
>> 
>>  
>> 
> In my experience both the GC algorithm (Bob's "GC efficiency") and the
> performance of the key GC code (Dmitry's point) are important.  Having
> developed a high performance GC core (Dmitry's point), we have spent
> most of our time developing better GC algorithms (Bob's point).  ;-)
> 
> However, I think Dmitry's post highlights an important trend.  Memory
> performance is very important and architectural trends point to this
> becoming more and more the case in the future (the relative cost of a
> memory access and the relative advantage of locality is increasing all
> the time).
> 
> --Steve

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