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Blog Archive for mlam during February 2007

A few days ago, I came across a few blog entries that referenced my previous article. They are: When is software faster than hardware? by Matthew Schmidt, and Can JIT'ed Code be Faster than Hardware Accelleration by Kirk Pepperdine. These blog entries had received some comments that I thought deserved a response. So below, I will try to address issues raised in some of those comments, as well...
In response to my previous article, some folks have been asking about the JIT optimizations I listed, as well as a lot of other interesting questions. I'm not sure I can address all of the questions here. But on the topic of JIT optimizations, I can provide more insight on what they are as well as why hardware cannot implement them. Before I get started, just to be clear, I'm not personally...
I decided that I'll take a break from the bug fix track that I've been on, and have a little diversion to spice things up. I'll resume the bug fix (and JIT internals) discussion soon. For today, I would like to clarify a common misconception that hardware Java processors are faster than dynamic adaptive compilers / just-in-time compilers (i.e. JITs). I'll take you through some analysis to...
The problem with having a real job is that I don't always have time to blog. =p And I am also looking forward to wrapping up this thread of discussion so that I can move on to some other topics as well. Unfortunately, because of the sheer amount of information, it will take a few more entries. While I'm still very busy, this discussion will never end if I keep putting it off. So, here's a bit...