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Peter Kessler

Peter Kessler has been implementing languages and their runtime systems since the late 1970's, when he was an author of the Berkeley Pascal compiler (and several other Berkeley Unix bits). He then moved to Xerox PARC where he worked on the Cedar language, operating system, and development environment. Peter has been at Sun since 1990, working on experimental operating systems, distributed programming, and the Java(TM) platform. He is currently the technical lead for the garbage collector in the HotSpot(TM) Java virtual machine. He is not an academic garbage collector: he just likes high-performance multi-threaded systems that have to work perfectly.


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TechDays in Chennai

Posted by peterkessler on February 8, 2006 at 9:26 PM PST

TechDays in Chennai was fun. I can't get over the energy of the attendees, and the city around the conference. Not to mention the energy of the Sun Technical Outreach folks that put these events on.

TechDays are just like JavaOne, except instead of taking BART into San Francisco, I flew halfway around the world to get here.

Where's Peter?

Posted by peterkessler on February 2, 2006 at 9:34 PM PST

I'm off to India for the Sun Tech Day in Chennai, February 7th and 8th. Two days of bringing people up to speed on all the cool technology we have out there.

After that I'll be participating in the Sun Developer Day on February 9th in Pune, and one in Kolkata on February 14th.

Chat with some HotSpot Virtual Machine Experts

Posted by peterkessler on March 11, 2005 at 10:26 PM PST

Welcome to the Lab

Posted by peterkessler on February 18, 2005 at 11:42 AM PST

Where are the flying cars?

Posted by peterkessler on December 17, 2004 at 4:32 PM PST

Why are there two of everything?

Posted by peterkessler on November 17, 2004 at 5:16 PM PST