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and by Sun Microsystems Laboratories
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Compass project goals include development, integration and evaluation of new language-independent compiler analyses and optimizations for persistence, with associated run-time strategies for persistent object management. These techniques are being evaluated experimentally through development of prototype persistent languages and systems, compilation of benchmark persistent applications, and measurement of application performance. The compilation and run-time strategies derive much of their power from treatment of the entire persistent application system, consisting of both stored persistent code and data, for "whole-application" analysis and optimization.
Our current prototypes focus on compiler-support for persistence for both Modula-3 and JavaTM.
Further information about the research activities (including publications) of the Persistent Programming Systems group may be found here.