New Excelsior JET 3.7 Focuses on J2SE 5.0 and Parallelism
Excelsior JET 3.7 enables software developers to improve performance
and hinder decompilation of their Java applications by converting them
into optimized native executables running directly on hardware.
This release focuses on J2SE 5.0 API support, parallel execution
on multi-CPU systems and code performance improvements.
Novosibirsk, Russia (PRWEB) March 24, 2005 - Excelsior, LLC, a
Russian vendor of software development tools, has announced today
the general availability of the latest edition of its flagship
product, Excelsior JET 3.7. Designed to improve performance and
hinder reverse engineering of Java applications through ahead-of-time
(AOT) compilation, Excelsior JET now supports the latest version
5.0 of the J2SE API, and its new runtime library is optimized
for execution on parallel hardware.
About Ahead-Of-Time Java Compilation
Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) compilation, the distinctive core feature of
Excelsior JET, enables developers to maximize performance of their
Java applications by transforming them into conventional binary
executables that run directly on hardware. At the same time,
Excelsior JET fully supports Java dynamic class loading facilities
through provision of a redistributable Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler,
so it is a complete Java Virtual Machine implementation.
A nice side effect of AOT compilation is the application's improved
resistance to reverse engineering, achieved without the performance
penalties inherent to Java bytecode obfuscation.
New in Excelsior JET 3.7
Based on customer feedback, support for J2SE 5.0 API enhancements
is the most anticipated feature in Excelsior JET 3.7.
Excelsior engineers have also made numerous achievements in
application performance over the previous version, particularly
in string handling and data processing involving 64-bit operations,
such as encryption.
Excelsior JET 3.7, Professional Edition introduces a new runtime
library that is optimized for parallel execution. It enables
concurrent memory-intensive applications, such as Java servers,
to fully utilize the computing power of today's multiprocessor
systems and the upcoming dual-core chips.
"Historically, we have been positioning Excelsior JET as a solution
for acceleration and protection of desktop applications and low-end
Java servers," said Dmitry Leskov, Excelsior's Director of Marketing.
"But our customers have discovered that it may be used, with much
success, to improve the throughput of their large-scale enterprise
Java applications, and demanded better support for high-performing
The new Excelsior JET runtime library is available in three flavors
tuned for different application types and hardware configurations:
The Desktop Runtime is optimized for use in applications typically
running on conventional desktop and notebook computers, such as
The Workstation Runtime is best suited for technical client
applications such as visualization and engineering design, which
often run on high-end workstations.
The Server Runtime enables highly concurrent server-side applications
to make the most of multi-CPU servers.
The runtime library found in the previous versions of Excelsior JET is
also available under the name of Classic Runtime.
Visit http://www.excelsior-usa.com/jetlatest.html for the full list
of new features and changes in Excelsior JET 3.7.
Excelsior JET 3.7 System Requirements and Interoperability
The minimum hardware requirements for Excelsior JET 3.7 are Pentium
III 800MHz CPU, 256MB of RAM, and 200MB of disk space, with to 650MB
extra required temporarily during setup. 512MB of RAM is recommended
for compiling J2SE 5.0 projects. Graphical tools need display
resolution of 1024x768x256colors, otherwise command-line tools may
Excelsior JET 3.7 for Windows runs on Microsoft Windows NT, Windows
2000, Windows XP and Windows 98.
Excelsior JET 3.7 for Linux requirements are 2.4 level kernel,
glibc 2.2.5, and either LinuxThreads 0.9 or NPTL 0.29, or higher
Excelsior JET 3.7 interoperates with Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment,
Standard Edition, versions up to and including 1.5.0_02.
For details, see http://www.excelsior-usa.com/jetsysreq.html
Availability and Pricing
Excelsior JET 3.7 is available today. To download a free evaluation
copy, please visit:
Excelsior JET is priced per developer seat, and can be purchased
directly from the Excelsior Web Store at:
and through authorized resellers. List prices range from $150 for
Excelsior JET, Standard Edition with no service contract to $3,375
for a bundle that includes both Windows and Linux version of
Excelsior JET, Professional Edition plus one year of Premium Support
and Maintenance services. Users of previous versions qualify for
substantial upgrade discounts.
An introductory offer is in effect until April 15, 2004. For details,
Runtime license fees apply to production use and redistribution of
applications that include Excelsior JET Workstation Runtime or
Excelsior JET Server runtime.
The Workstation Runtime is priced at $10,000 per named application
with unlimited copies. The Server Runtime is priced at $1,000 per
server. Volume discounts are applicable.
Excelsior, LLC provides advanced software development solutions -
optimizing compilers, source to source translators, program debug,
analysis and reengineering tools, and related services since 1999.
Privately held, Excelsior, LLC, has its headquarters in Novosibirsk,
Russia, and is on the Web at www.excelsior-usa.com.
Tel: +7 (3832) 138 649 (6AM-6PM GMT)
Fax: +1 (509) 271 5205
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