ARM has signed a multi-year deal with Oracle to expand the capabilities of the existing Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) on ARM based processor architecture, which would be used in servers and networking systems at data centres.
As part of the deal, both firms will focus on offering throughput and efficient scalability to ARM-based multi-core systems, while optimising the JAVA SE for 32-bit and support v8 64-bit platforms.
The deal is also focused at machine-to-machine (M2M) environments, which include industrial control, factory automation and single-board computers.
Oracle’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) will assist in improving the performance of ARM-based multi-core systems.
Both firms will also work on enhancing boot-up performance, power savings and library optimisation, which are vital for designs deployed in the enterprise and embedded markets.
Oracle Java product management VP, Henrik Stahl, said that the collaboration enabled both firms’ mutual technologies to be used across a broad spectrum of products and applications.
"By working closely with ARM to enhance the JVM, adding support for 64-bit ARM technology and optimising other aspects of the Java SE product for the ARM architecture, enterprise and embedded customers can reap the benefits of high-performance, energy-efficient platforms based on ARM technology," Stahl said.