Results of first-ever JVM server benchmark revealed

New benchmarking tool used to rank Java virtual machine server performance

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John Neffenger founded Volano in June 1996 and is its chief technology officer. Prior to his role at Volano, he was a software developer at IBM Corp., working on Taligent's CommonPoint Application Development Toolkit for OS/2 Warp. Before his assignment at Taligent, John worked in Palo Alto, CA, and Rome, Italy, on IBM's implementation of the Open Systems Interconnection protocol stack. John has a BA in Mathematics from Northwestern University. When not in front of his computer, John can be found in Marin County on his Kestrel 200SC.

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  • Microsoft's port of Sun's Java Development Kit to Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.
  • CaffeineMark Benchmark test suite from Pendragon Software. The CaffeineMark applet used to judge general Java performance in a Web browser environment.
  • Java Ports -- A list of Java virtual machines for many different hardware platforms.
  • An insightful article from JavaWorld's sister publication, SunWorld discusses the benchmark results.
  • How much of an impact do benchmark scores have in determining the Java implementation you choose? Speak your mind in our latest reader poll.
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