Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Da Capo con Scala: Design and Analysis of a Scala Benchmark Suite for the Java Virtual Machine

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Andreas Sewe

DATE: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-006, Black building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 15.45

Originally conceived as the target platform for Java alone, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) has since been targeted by other languages, one of which is Scala. This trend, however, is not yet reflected by the benchmark suites commonly used in JVM research. In this talk, we present the results of a joint research effort with the Dynamic Analysis Group at the USI Università della Svizzera italiana: the design and analysis of the first full-fledged benchmark suite for Scala. We furthermore compare the benchmarks contained therein with those from the well-known DaCapo 9.12 benchmark suite and show where the differences are between Scala and Java code - and where not.

Andreas Sewe is a PhD student at the group of Mira Mezini at Technische Universitńt Darmstadt. His research interests include (Java) virtual machines, performance characterization, and garbage collection. He holds a Diplom-degree in mathematics.

HOST: Prof. Walter Binder

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