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Now that the use of garbage collection in languages like Java is becoming widely accepted due to the safety and software engineering benefits it provides, there is significant interest in applying garbage collection to hard real-time systems. Past approaches have generally suffered from one of two major flaws: either they were not provably real-time, or(More)
The deployment of Java as a concurrent programming language has created a critical need for high-performance, concurrent, and incremental multiprocessor garbage collection. We present the <i>Recycler</i>, a fully concurrent pure reference counting garbage collector that we have implemented in the Jalape&#241;o Java virtual machine running on shared memory(More)
Now that the use of garbage collection in languages like Java is becoming widely accepted due to the safety and software engineering benefits it provides, there is significant interest in applying garbage collection to hard real-time systems. Past approaches have generally suffered from one of two major flaws: either they were not provably real-time, or(More)
Today's virtual machines (VMs) dynamically optimize an application as it is executing, often employing optimizations that are specialized for the current execution profile. An online phase detector determines when an executing program is in a stable period of program execution (a phase) or is in transition. A VM using an online phase detector can apply(More)
With the widespread adoption of Java, there is significant interest in using the language for programming real-time systems. The community has generally viewed a truly real-time garbage collector as being impossible to build, and has instead focused its efforts on adding manual memory management mechanisms to Java. Unfortunately, these mechanisms are an(More)
<i>Exotasks</i> are a novel Java programming construct that achieve three important goals. They achieve low latency while allowing the fullest use of Java language features, compared to previous attempts to restrict the Java language for use in the submillisecond domain. They support pluggable schedulers, allowing easy implementation of new scheduling(More)