Java Virtual Machine For Raspberry Pi

Oracle is reportedly working on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for the popular Raspberry Pi computer. It is "...based on creating a version that uses the hardware floating point capabilities of the bare board computer," The Inquirer said in a report.


According to Oracle's technology evangelist Simon Ritter, the company plans to bring it to the market in the near future. He was speaking at the Java One conference in San Francisco. 



The $25 Linux-based computer exclusively built for educating students with knowledge on coding has been recently upgraded to 512 MB of RAM from 256 MB with no increase to the price tag. The move follows suggestions for a more expensive version of the Pi with more RAM for those who want to use the credit-sized computer for general computing purposes, according to Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

He added that the extra RAM is aimed particularly at supporting embedded Java applications on the Raspberry Pi as these are quite heavyweight for 256MB of memory.  

So raspberry pi will give you everything from proggraming skills to oracle virtual machine.

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