Project Proposal: GPU support

Dr. Michael Paus mp at
Tue Aug 14 06:23:43 UTC 2012

I thought you might be interested in a link to a project with a very 
similar goal.

Am 14.08.2012 01:13, schrieb John Coomes:
> In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines [1], we would like to start
> the discussion of a new project to explore implementing GPU support in
> Java with a native JVM. This project intends to enable Java
> applications to seamlessly take advantage of a GPU--whether it is a
> discrete device or integrated with a CPU--with the objective to
> improve the application performance.
> This project will demonstrate the performance advantages of offloading
> Java compute to a GPU.  We propose to use the Hotspot JVM, and will
> concentrate on code generation, garbage collection, and
> runtimes. Performance will be improved, while preserving compile time,
> memory consumption and code generation quality. We anticipate that
> this project will also provide guidance on enabling GPU support for
> other JVM hosted languages (JavaScript/Nashorn, Scala, JRuby...).
> We will start exploring leveraging the new Java 8 Lambda language and
> library features. As this project progress, we may identify challenges
> with the Java API and constructs which may lead to new language, JVM
> and library extensions that will need standardization under the JCP
> process.
> To ensure the broadest possible collaboration between potential
> contributors the project will maintain one or more code repositories
> derived from the OpenJDK HotSpot repository [2] and a developers'
> mailing list.
> The HotSpot group[3] will sponsor this project.  John Coomes will be
> the initial Lead; the initial Committers and Authors are still being
> determined.  (Reviewers are not needed as the project will not require
> formal change review.)
> Regards,
> John Coomes, OpenJDK HotSpot Group Lead
> Gary Frost, AMD
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Dr. Michael Paus, Chairman of the Java User Group Stuttgart e.V. (JUGS).
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