ARM has forged an alliance with Oracle to optimize the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) for ARM 32-bit platforms and to add Java SE support for ARMv8 64-bit platforms.
This agreement reflects the increasing applicability of the combination of ARM and Oracle technology in server and network infrastructure.
It also benefits emerging applications in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, such as industrial control, factory automation and single-board computers, where energy-efficient ARM technology is increasingly being deployed.
Oracle’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is a critical component for high-throughput Java applications used in enterprise servers and embedded systems and helps to increase the performance of ARM-based multi-core systems.
“By working with ARM to enhance the JVM, adding support for 64-bit ARM technology and optimizing other aspects of the Java SE product for the ARM architecture, enterprise and embedded customers can reap the benefits of high-performance, energy-efficient platforms based on ARM technology,” said Henrik Stahl, vice president, Java Product Management, Oracle.
“The industry has reached a significant inflection point as enterprise infrastructure, including servers and network routers, is now able to leverage high-performance, energy-efficient ARM technology,” said Ian Drew, chief marketing officer and executive vice president, Business Development, ARM.