Falcon

White Paper Abstract:
This white paper describes Falcon, a just-in-time (JIT) compiler for the Zing JVM. Falcon replaces the existing C2 compiler, providing improved performance plus much greater flexibility and maintainability. The Falcon JIT compiler is based on technology from the open source LLVM project. This white paper also highlights some of the advantages Falcon offers for Java-based applications when deployed on modern server hardware. The focus is technical.