Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Experiences in a production environment (Graal)

HotSpot's optimizing Just-In-Time compiler C2 is reaching its end-of-life and it's time to look for alternatives. One very promising replacement candidate is Graal. Graal is a Java JIT compiler written in Java. It is being developed by Oracle Labs for a couple years now and has reached a state where it's viable to be that replacement. Twitter's huge distributed system tickles every corner of the JVM and is the perfect testing ground for a new JIT compiler technology like Graal. This presentation will talk about Twitter's experiences with Graal, good and bad, the bugs we found and also the wins.


Christian Thalinger