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Mobile JikesRVM

Mobile JikesRVM is a Java framework built on top of the IBM Jikes Research Virtual Machine. It extends the latter JVM with strong code mobility, i.e. Java threads have the capability to migrate among different hosts transparently, like any other serializable object. It has been developed by Raffaele Quitadamo during his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Mobile JikesRVM is freely available online as a CVS project (see below for instructions on how to download it).

Phd Dissertation about Mobile JikesRVM

Here you can find my dissertation thesis entitled The Issue of Strong Mobility: an Innovative Approach based on the IBM Jikes Research Virtual Machine.

It has been defended at the Deparment of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Getting Mobile JikesRVM

You can download Mobile JikesRVM from our CVS server at using anonymous access.

Mobile JikesRVM v.2.4.6


This project's CVS repository can be checked out through anonymous CVS with the following instruction set. The module you wish to check out must be specified as the modulename.

cvs -z3 co MobileJikesRVM-2.4.6

You can also download a bzipped version of Mobile JikesRVM-2.4.6.

The future of Mobile JikesRVM

We are currently working at integrating Mobile JikesRVM in real application scenarios, and the PIM in particular.

Next steps

  • A new version of Mobile JikesRVM (based on JikesRVM 2.9.3) will be released soon. Stay tuned!

Related Bibliography

<bibref>Cabri2006</bibref> <bibref>Cabri2005</bibref> <bibref>Cabri:2006fu</bibref> <bibref>RaffaeleQuitadamo2006</bibref> <bibref>Quitadamo2008</bibref> <bibref>QuitadamoPhd08</bibref>

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