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Friday, October 30, 2009

Andy Bechtolsheim speaks, GuestVM, Maxine and other tidbits

  • Andy Bechtolsheim at HPTS 2009 on the future of Flash and other Computing technology trends. Hey, if Mr. Andy says so, then it has to be true

  • Digg's use of Cassandra. This also means more contributors to Cassandra

  • Ongoing research at Sun on VMs running directly on a thin virtualization layer - GuestVM and the Java meta VM that is Maxine

    • This space is certainly worth keeping an eye on because VMWare "might" eventually do this for Spring + OpenJDK + VMW, just like BEA's LiquidVM

    • On a related note, Billy Newport had written about why Java in its current state might not be the best candidate for virtualization

  • On an unrelated note, I wonder why VMWare has still not acquired GigaSpaces or GemStone or Terracotta or GridGain or any such technology after they acquired Spring