Using Adaptive Optimization Techniques To Teach Mobile Java Computing

Chandra Krintz


Dynamic, adaptive optimization is quickly becoming vital to the future of high-performance, mobile computing using Java. These compilation environments have the potential to enable ubiquitous computing on resources that together represent greater computing power than that which can be extracted from existing supercomputers. As a result, we believe that mobile computing requires new curricular directions for compilers and the Java Programming Language that focuses on adaptive techniques, has a performance orientation, and is empirical. We describe such a course that we recently implemented at the University of California, Santa Barbara.