Linuxworld: BEA partners with Red Hat

BEA Systems is to reveal details of its upgrade for JRockit Java Virtual Machine for Linux on the Intel platform, as well as...

BEA Systems is to reveal details of its upgrade for JRockit Java Virtual Machine for Linux on the Intel platform, as well as revealing its intentions to support the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on the Red Hat Advanced Server OS.

JRockit 7.0, which will be available for free download at the end of August, will feature further optimisations for the Intel architecture, said Bob Griswold, vice-president and general manager for Java run-time products at BEA.

"It'll again be the fastest JVM for the Intel architecture, both 32-bit and 64-bit," Griswold claimed.

Version 7.0 highlights also include a management console and support for Intel's Itanium 2 architecture.

Both BEA and Red Hat will be distributing JRockit 7.0, Griswold said. BEA acquired JRockit when the company bought software developer Appeal Virtual Machines in February.

"You can run any Java application on Linux and Intel on top of JRockit," Griswold said.

BEA was also highlighting its embrace of Linux. "We find our customers [are] choosing to support Linux a lot more now," Griswold said. "It is a very strategic platform for us for both development and deployment."

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