With all the news about Intel's Core i7 we have to wonder about the Shanghai from AMD. Will the new CPU be able to keep up? Will we see any real gains from AMD this time?
Well it seems that AMD are working to make sure we do. According to an SDTimes article AMD is working with Java developers to improve performance of Java Virtual Machines on the new Quad CPU.
Read more here.
The company is working with JVM developers, including IBM, Oracle and Sun Microsystems, to build a framework that uses information provided by IBS to improve the performance of JVMs, said Ben Pollan, manager of AMD's Java Labs. He added that the work was happening in research, and it could take several years until production JVMs leverage IBS.
In another technique, AMD is leveraging parallel programming by providing JVMs with better management of hardware resources in multicore processors.
For instance, garbage collection may be assigned to certain processor cores, while graphics operations are offloaded to the graphics processing unit (GPU), Pollan explained.