[Vm-dev] RoarVM

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 02:14:43 UTC 2010

just seen on my Buzz  :)


RoarVM, formerly known as the Renaissance Virtual Machine (RVM) is
developed as part of a IBM Research project to investigate programming
paradigms and languages for manycore systems of the future.
Specifically, this VM is meant to support manycore systems with more
than 1000 cores in the future.

The RVM was open sourced by IBM Research under the Eclipse Public
License. Please see the open source announcement for further

Today, the RoarVM supports the parallel execution of Smalltalk
programs on x86 compatible multicore systems and Tilera TILE64-based
manycore systems. It is tested with standard Squeak 4.1
closure-enabled images, and with a stripped down version of a
MVC-based Squeak 3.9 image.

The RoarVM provides parallel execution of Smalltalk processes and
thus, the programming model is a typical shared-memory model similar
to Java with its threads and classical Pthreads for C/C++.

Good to know, that Dave & Co released their work.

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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