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Compressed oops in the Hotspot JVM

Big Question is why to bother? And the answer is Cache. In other words, using shorter pointers allows fitting more data into processor caches, which improves performance considerably.

References:
32-bit or 64-bit JVM? How about a Hybrid?
<a href=”http://blog.juma.me.uk/2009/04/03/load-unsigned-and-better-compressed-oops/”>Load unsigned and better Compressed Oops

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