Compaq Alpha AOT Compiler now available (40-80% performance boost on st benchmarks)

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20 Nov 2002 15:18:29 -0500

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From: "dablick" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Nov 2002 15:18:29 -0500
Organization: Hewlett-Packard Company
Keywords: Java, available
Posted-Date: 20 Nov 2002 15:18:29 EST

Compaq Swift beta Now Available

Compaq Swift is a highly optimizing Java Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compiler
for the Fast Virtual Machine for the Tru64T UNIX® Operating System for
the JavaT Platform and is tightly integrated with and dependent on the
Fast VM run time environment. The Swift code provides a substantial
performance boost to many programs. A gain of 40 to 80% has been
typical among most of the industry standard benchmarks.

Swift takes Java class files as input and outputs highly optimized
Alpha code that can be used by the Fast VM. Note that the precompiled
output Swift produces cannot be used with the classic VM (i.e., if you
use the -classic switch to the java command). Unlike most Java AOT
compilers, Swift is 100% compatible with all Java language features
including reflection and dynamic class loading.

Download Swift v 1.3.1-beta1 for Tru64 UNIX systems by going to, click on "Alpha Systems", then click on "What's
New" and look for Swift.

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