Java is an exciting new object-oriented technology. Hardware for supporting objects and other features of Java such as multithreading, dynamic linking and loading is the focus of this book. The impact of Java's features on micro-architectural resources and issues in the design of Java-specific architectures are interesting topics that require the immediate attention of the research community. While Java has become an important part of desktop applications, it is now being used widely in high-end server markets, and will soon be widespread in low-end embedded computing. Java Microarchitectures contains a collection of papers providing a snapshot of the state of the art in hardware support for Java. The book covers the behavior of Java applications, embedded processors for Java, memory system design, and high-performance single-chip architectures designed to execute Java applications efficiently.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. Benchmarking the Java Virtual Architecture; D. Gregg, et al. 2. A Study of Memory Behavior of Java Workloads; Y. Shuf, et al. 3. An Efficient Hardware Implementation of Java Bytecodes, Threads, and Processes for Embedded and Real-Time Applications; D.S. Hardin, et al. 4. Stack Dependency Resolution for Java Processors based on Hardware Folding and Translation: A Bytecode Processing Analysis; M.W. El-Kharashi, et al. 5. Improving Java Performance in Embedded and General-Purpose Processors; R. Radhakrishnan, et al. 6. The Delft-Java Engine; J. Glossner, S. Vassiliadis. 7. Quicksilver: A Quasi-static Java Compiler for Embedded Systems; S.P. Midkiff, et al. 8. Concurrent Garbage Collection Using Hardware-Assisted Profiling; T. Heil, J.E. Smith. 9. Space-Time Dimensional Computing for Java Programs on the MAJC Architecture; S. Chaudhry, M. Tremblay. 10. Java Machine and Integrated Circuit Architecture (JAMAICA); A. El-Mahdy, et al. 11. Dynamic Java Threads on the JAMAICA Single-Chip Multiprocessor; G. Wright, et al. References. Index.