Porting the GNAT tasking runtime system to the Java virtual machine

  • Laurent Millet
  • Ted Baker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1411)


This paper describes an implementation model for porting the tasking portion of the GNAT Ada 95 Runtime Library to the Java environment, and a proof-of-concept implementation. The latter allows one to run multi-tasking applications that are written in Ada and compiled into native machine code, using the thread support of the Java Virtual Machine. The Java Virtual Machine takes care of scheduling the different threads of control, just like any multi-threaded operating system would.


Runtime System Java Virtual Machine Java Class Task Creation Java Object 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Millet
    • 1
  • Ted Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.Télécom Paris (ENST)Paris Cedex 13France
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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