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Garbage Collection

Garbage Collector for Embedded Devices

Implement a garbage collector that has beneficial characteristics for embedded devices. For example, the collector could avoid compaction in certain scenarios.

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Concurrent Garbage Collection

Improve the Jikes RVM concurrent garbage collectors.

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Garbage Collection Visualization with Tuning Fork

Integrate the Jikes RVM and Tuning Fork visualization frameworks to dynamically watch garbage collection performance.

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Compilers

Copy eliminating baseline compiler

A new framework for baseline code generation using a copy eliminating baseline compiler.

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

x86 64 compiler support

Related to the previous project, continue efforts to port to x86 64 the Jikes RVM.

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

strictfp support

http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/RVM-235

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

Reduce cost of inlining runtime services

http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/RVM-148

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

Loop unrolling

Implement a better loop unrolling phase taking into account various considerations about when and how to unroll.

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

Java Operating Systems

Work on the continued integration of the RVM with JNODE

http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/RVM-382

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

Runtime services

Lock Reservation/Biasing

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

Native Threading

Interested mentors: Ian Rogers

Harmony class library support

OpenJDK class library support

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