Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:34 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun Microsystems has gone totally native. Customers can now run unmodified SPARC/Solaris applications on x86 systems thank to a partnership with Transitive. The two companies also plan to craft a new package for running native x86 applications on SPARC machines. Transitive this week announced that the long in beta QuickTransit for Solaris code has moved into production form. It even gets a Solaris Ready Logo and all."
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limitations of JIT
by JoeBuck on Thu 20th Mar 2008 23:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
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Certainly a JIT approach can be useful if you've got a machine around and you want to run a non-native app. But it's never going to be a first-choice option, it's more like an option you would choose if you're stuck with an incompatible processor or an incompatible app. Native execution is always going to be better, unless you have an app for such an old architecture that, even with the JIT performance penalty, your new machine can still run it faster.

And that might even be the case for your old Solaris/SPARC apps. We've got plenty of old, underpowered SPARC hardware around here.

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