BLP: Applying ILP Techniques to Bytecode ExecutionReport
The popularity of Java has resulted in a flurry of engineering and research activity to improve performance of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implementations. This paper introduces the concept of bytecode-level parallelism (BLP)--data- and control- independent bytecodes that can be executed concurrently--as a vehicle for achieving substantial performance improvements in implementations of JVMs, and describes a JVM architecture--JVM-BLP--that uses threads to exploit BLP. Measurements for several large Java programs show levels of BLP can be as high as 14.564 independent instructions, with an average of 6.768.
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Scott, Kevin, and Kevin Skadron. "BLP: Applying ILP Techniques to Bytecode Execution." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2000).
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science