Attached is some additional information on Packed Objects along with examples.
If you have not come across Packed Objects before, it is a new feature being tested in IBM Java 8 which aims to:
■ Improve serialization and I/O of Java objects
■ Allow direct access to "native" (off-heap) data
■ Allow for explicit source-level representation of compact data-structures
Please read the presentation for more information and let us know what you think in a reply below.