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Oracle working on Java Virtual Machine for Raspberry Pi [Video]

Challenge hinges around hardware floating point for ARM v7
Mon Oct 15 2012, 17:41

ENTERPRISE VENDOR Oracle's technology evangelist Simon Ritter explains the steps the firm is taking to get a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) released to run on the Raspberry Pi, based on creating a version that uses the hardware floating point capabilities of the bare board computer.

Ritter said Oracle has developed a working version of this and expects to launch it to the market in the near future.

Ritter was filmed at the Java One conference in San Francisco. Also see Ritter giving an overview of Raspberry Pi development so far and his potted processor history from the BBC Micro to ARM.

On Monday, Raspberry Pi announced that its model B computer is now shipping with 512MB of RAM, rather than 256MB, with no increase to the £29.95 price tag.

Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton said the move is targeted particularly at supporting embedded Java applications on the Raspberry Pi, which are too heavyweight for 256MB of memory. µ


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