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Whitepaper: Java Virtual Machine: The Key for Accurated Memory Prefetching

by Universitat Politecnica de CatalunyaJan 01, 2008

The growing popularity of the Java language is easily understandable analyzing the specific features that this language and its execution environment offer to the programmers. However, there are aspects of this platform that are not exploited and that could revert into better performance for the execution of applications. For example, one of the most distinctive features of the Java execution environment is that applications are not executed directly on the underlying hardware, but they are executed on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This is the key principle for the Java paradigm of portability.