Revive support for SPARC V8

Hohensee, Paul hohensee at
Tue Jan 29 22:31:01 UTC 2019

Moving to hotspot-dev and porters-dev in case anyone has something to add. compiler-dev is the javac list. :)



From: compiler-dev <compiler-dev-bounces at> on behalf of Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at>
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:25 PM
To: Tiago Nogueira <tiago.nogueira at>
Cc: "compiler-dev at" <compiler-dev at>
Subject: Re: Revive support for SPARC V8

Hi Tiago,

Please see - I think the reality is that a significant organization would need to commit real engineering time to support this platform for the long haul.  If your organisation is able to do so then you may wish to start the work and then propose a porting project or a JEP as appropriate.


On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 at 10:00, Tiago Nogueira <tiago.nogueira at<mailto:tiago.nogueira at>> wrote:

I'm new to the mailing list, and i just hope this is the right place to bring this up.

Support for SPARC V8 was removed in 2013 (see The argument at the time was that SPARC V8 hardware was not used any more (see

Well, it turns out that the the space industry has finally caught up, and the new generation of radiation hardened SoCs, at least in Europe, will be based on SPARC V8 (see

What would be the effort to revive support for SPARC V8? I think this would be a great opportunity to get Java running on rad-hard hardware in low Earth orbit and beyond...


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