JDK 9 Hidden Gems

Mikael Vidstedt and Sandhya Viswanathan talk about JDK 9 optimizations spanning support for larger vectors
01 November 2017   3430

What does JDK 9 mean to you? Modularization is the first thing that comes to mind, but there is a lot more. Come discover less-well-known but important technologies that Oracle has been working on with partners such as Intel to provide a higher-performance, lower-footprint, scalable Java with JDK 9.

This session talks about JDK 9 optimizations spanning support for larger vectors with enhanced vectorization, optimized math libraries, cryptography and compression acceleration, compact strings, new APIs with associated optimized implementation, and many more features that help big data, cloud, microservices, HPC, and FSI applications.

Speakers are:

  • Mikael Vidstedt, JVM Architect, Oracle
  • Sandhya Viswanathan, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Intel Corporation


Android-x86 9.0-r2 to be Rolled Out

This project's goal is a porting of the Andoid to the x86 achitecture, in another words, to launch Android apps on devices with x86 CPUs
23 January 2020   235

The developers of the Android-x86 project, within the framework of which an independent community is developing the Android platform port for the x86 architecture, have published the second test release of the assembly based on the Android 9 platform. The assembly includes corrections and additions that improve the performance of Android on the x86 architecture. Universal Live-builds of Android-x86 9 for x86 32-bit (725 Mb) and x86_64 (920 Mb) architectures suitable for use on standard laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. Additionally, rpm packages for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions have been prepared.

Compared with the first test release in Android-x86 9.0-r2, synchronization with the Android 9.0.0_r52 branch, updating the Linux kernel 4.19.95, Mesa 19.3.2 and the Taskbar 5.0.1 panel were noted.z

Get more at the release notes.