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If you're interested in the latest Java technology, IBM is running an open beta program for IBM SDK for Java™ 7. In the Beta, there are a number of new technologies, new approaches, improvements, and updates.
In the Linux Technology Center, we're busy updating the Java Performance on POWER7 article with new recommended tunings and optimizations, getting experience with the Beta release and the Java 7 update, and of course providing feedback to the development teams.
In the coming days, we'll be updating the Java performance article with some interesting deep dives on math performance in Java. I used to think Java and Math Analytics wasn't something done often, but we're finding more and more applications leveraging high performance math computing in the context of Java applications. Interesting and perfect for POWER7 systems!
Check it out.... Let us know if you have a chance to play with the Java 7 Beta releases... We'll report more in the coming weeks.