Advanced Design and Implementation of Virtual Machines

Author: Xiao-Feng Li
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315386690
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Along with the increasingly important runtime engines pervasive in our daily-life computing, there is a strong demand from the software community for a solid presentation on the design and implementation of modern virtual machines, including the Java virtual machine, JavaScript engine and Android execution engine. The community expects to see not only formal algorithm description, but also pragmatic code snippets; to understand not only research topics, but also engineering solutions. This book meets these demands by providing a unique description that combines high level design with low level implementations and academic advanced topics with commercial solutions. This book takes a holistic approach to the design of VM architecture, with contents organized into a consistent framework, introducing topics and algorithms in an easily understood step by step process. It focuses on the critical aspects of VM design, which are often overlooked in other works, such as runtime helpers, stack unwinding and native interface. The algorithms are fully illustrated in figures and implemented in easy to digest code snippets, making the abstract concepts tangible and programmable for system software developers.

Advanced Virtual Machine Design and Implementation

Author: Xiao-Feng Li
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466582606
Format: PDF, ePub
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Virtual machines have been critical software systems for decades and now platforms such as Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows Phone all need them as primary application execution engines. This book provides a systematic description that combines high-level design and low-level implementations and integrates advanced academic topics and commercial solutions for industry. It presents two drastically different practical virtual machine designs and implementations: one as an introductory courseware and the other as a high-performance software product with source code.

Virtual Machines

Author: James Edward Smith
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1558609105
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this text, Smith and Nair take a new approach by examining virtual machines as a unified discipline and pulling together cross-cutting technologies. Topics include instruction set emulation, dynamic program translation and optimization, high level virtual machines (including Java and CLI), and system virtual machines for both single-user systems and servers.

Compiler Design

Author: Reinhard Wilhelm
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642149092
Format: PDF, Docs
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While compilers for high-level programming languages are large complex software systems, they have particular characteristics that differentiate them from other software systems. Their functionality is almost completely well-defined – ideally there exist complete precise descriptions of the source and target languages, while additional descriptions of the interfaces to the operating system, programming system and programming environment, and to other compilers and libraries are often available. The implementation of application systems directly in machine language is both difficult and error-prone, leading to programs that become obsolete as quickly as the computers for which they were developed. With the development of higher-level machine-independent programming languages came the need to offer compilers that were able to translate programs into machine language. Given this basic challenge, the different subtasks of compilation have been the subject of intensive research since the 1950s. This book is not intended to be a cookbook for compilers, instead the authors' presentation reflects the special characteristics of compiler design, especially the existence of precise specifications of the subtasks. They invest effort to understand these precisely and to provide adequate concepts for their systematic treatment. This is the first book in a multivolume set, and here the authors describe what a compiler does, i.e., what correspondence it establishes between a source and a target program. To achieve this the authors specify a suitable virtual machine (abstract machine) and exactly describe the compilation of programs of each source language into the language of the associated virtual machine for an imperative, functional, logic and object-oriented programming language. This book is intended for students of computer science. Knowledge of at least one imperative programming language is assumed, while for the chapters on the translation of functional and logic programming languages it would be helpful to know a modern functional language and Prolog. The book is supported throughout with examples, exercises and program fragments.

Virtual Machines

Author: Iain D. Craig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846282461
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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I love virtual machines (VMs) and I have done for a long time.If that makes me "sad" or an "anorak", so be it. I love them because they are so much fun, as well as being so useful. They have an element of original sin (writing assembly programs and being in control of an entire machine), while still being able to claim that one is being a respectable member of the community (being structured, modular, high-level, object-oriented, and so on). They also allow one to design machines of one's own, unencumbered by the restrictions of a starts optimising it for some physical particular processor (at least, until one processor or other). I have been building virtual machines, on and off, since 1980 or there abouts. It has always been something of a hobby for me; it has also turned out to be a technique of great power and applicability. I hope to continue working on them, perhaps on some of the ideas outlined in the last chapter (I certainly want to do some more work with register-based VMs and concur rency). I originally wanted to write the book from a purely semantic viewpoint.

Programming for the Java Virtual Machine

Author: Joshua Engel
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201309720
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Java expert shows programmers how to write programs for the Java Virtual Machine, creating more efficient, faster running and more secure Java applications. Readers will learn how to write JVM programs directly without use of a compiler.

Compiler Design

Author: Reinhard Wilhelm
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642175406
Format: PDF, Docs
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While compilers for high-level programming languages are large complex software systems, they have particular characteristics that differentiate them from other software systems. Their functionality is almost completely well-defined – ideally there exist complete precise descriptions of the source and target languages. Additional descriptions of the interfaces to the operating system, programming system and programming environment, and to other compilers and libraries are often available. This book deals with the analysis phase of translators for programming languages. It describes lexical, syntactic and semantic analysis, specification mechanisms for these tasks from the theory of formal languages, and methods for automatic generation based on the theory of automata. The authors present a conceptual translation structure, i.e., a division into a set of modules, which transform an input program into a sequence of steps in a machine program, and they then describe the interfaces between the modules. Finally, the structures of real translators are outlined. The book contains the necessary theory and advice for implementation. This book is intended for students of computer science. The book is supported throughout with examples, exercises and program fragments.

The Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period

Author: Rogier Dittner
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780080556659
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Server Sprawl and escalating IT costs have managers and system administrators scrambling to find ways to cut costs and reduce Total Cost of Ownership of their physical infrastructure. Combining software applications onto a single server, even if those applications are from the same software vendor, can be dangerous and problems hard to troubleshoot. Virtualization allows you to consolidate many servers onto a single physical server reducing hardware, electrical, cooling, and administrative costs. These virtual servers run completely independent of each other so if one crashes the other are not affected. Planning and implementing a server consolidation is a complex process. This book details the requirements for such a project, includes sample forms and templates, and delivers several physical to virtual migration strategies which will save both time and costs. Readers of this book will easily be able to plan and deploy VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, and Xen. Create a virtual network to exchange information or provide a service to other virtual machines or computers Use virtualization to support removable media such as CD or DVD optical disks Reduce server costs, administration overhead, and complexity