On Wednesday 30 June 2004 22:43, Oliver wrote:
JVM is a beautiful thing! And it is Sun's JVM that
will take hardware customers from IBM to Sun. For the same
money, Sun's JVM running on Solaris and Sun hardware will
outperform the corresponding offering from IBM -- I reckon. And
IBM knows it too.
My conclusion: IBM are telling fibs, really obvious ones too.
I'm not so sure about the current state of affairs but certainly in
JDK 1.3 days IBM's JVM and Jikes compiler were often quoted as
being faster and better than Sun's respectively.
I was talking about the Sun combination vs the IBM combination. But
I'll take it out since it detracts from the main point. Thanks.