AMD and Oracle collaborating on OpenJDK for ARMv8 64-bit servers
By hinkmond on Aug 06, 2014
Here's an article on Project Sumatra, the AMD/Oracle collaboration to put Java SE Embedded technology onto their new ARM 64-bit motherboard (which can also accept x86 chips).
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The board ships with software including the LAMP stack—Red Hat Fedora Linux, Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP tools. The board also supports Java 7 and 8, which don’t yet have native support for parallel acceleration across CPUs and graphics processors. The acceleration can be added to Java virtual machines only through extra layers of code. AMD and Oracle are collaborating on an OpenJDK project called Project Sumatra, which will bring native CPU-GPU parallel execution to ARM servers with Java 9, which is due next year.If you're into Big Iron servers running Java SE Embedded software (best type of combo for power savings and embedded programming), then you'll want Java SE Embedded ARMv8 64-bit support which is on its way. Just get ready, since racks and racks of these ARM 64-bit servers running embedded Java apps will be the next phase of data center processing...