In search of Java processor

Semester 6 kemaren, gw iseng Googling soal “Java processor”, dan menemukan picoJava, spesifikasi mikrosesor Java yg dikeluarkan oleh Sun. Source codenya ditulis dalam Verilog, dan bisa diperoleh dari halaman ini :

http://www.sun.com/software/communitysource/processors/download_picojava.xml

Sayangnya, pas install ulang OS, gw lupa membackup source code itu, dan saat mencoba mendownload dari halaman itu, ternyata halaman itu sudah tidak ada !😥

OK, gw tidak langsung panik, dan coba Googling lagi. Eh, nemu paper ini : picoJava-II in an FPGA

Gw kirim e-mail ke salah satu penulisnya, Wolfgang Puffitsch, dengan harapan bisa mendapat source code picoJava-II.

Dan dia pun menjawab :

Dear Mr. Tampubolon,

Unfortunately, the licensing terms of picoJava prohibit the redistribution of picoJava’s original source code. Please understand that I am not willing to infringe these terms.

If you are only interested in the development of a Java processor, you might be interested in the Java Optimized Processor (JOP) [http://www.jopdesign.com/, http://www.jopwiki.com/%5D. It is open source under the terms of the GNU GPL and has an active development community.

Well, sepertinya gw gagal mendapatkan source code picoJava.😥

Ya sudah, JOP sepertinya juga tidak salah untuk dicoba …

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