Implementing Java on Clusters

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Implementing Java on Clusters
We have implemented a virtual machine (VM) for Java which executes on a cluster. Our cluster VM completely hides the cluster from the application, presenting a single system image (SSI) (i.e., the application sees a traditional virtual machine). At the same time it leverages the cluster to achieve improved performance for a range of applications. We show how the flexibility and constraints of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Specification [10] impacted the design of our cluster VM. We describe issues related to class loading and distribution-aware implementations of the bytecodes. We also the limits on providing a solution for completely transparent distribution of multi-threaded Java applications if one does not modify the VM or the core classes.
Yariv Aridor, Michael Factor, Avi Teperman
Added 28 Jul 2010
Updated 28 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2001
Authors Yariv Aridor, Michael Factor, Avi Teperman
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