CFV: New Project: Sumatra

John Coomes John.Coomes at
Mon Sep 10 18:27:11 PDT 2012

I hereby propose the creation of the Sumatra Project with John Coomes
as the Lead and the OpenJDK HotSpot Group as the sponsoring Group.

As discussed earlier [0], this project intends to enable Java applications 
to seamlessly take advantage of a GPU--whether it is a discrete device or 
integrated with a CPU--with the objective to improve the application 

John has been working on the HotSpot JVM for almost 10 years mainly on
garbage collection where he was one of the primary developers of the
parallel compacting garbage collector.

The initial Committers will be: Eric Caspole, David Chase, John
Coomes, Gary Frost, Brian Goetz, Vladimir Kozlov, Ryan LaMothe,
Laurent Morichetti, John Rose, Guy Steele, Jean-Baptiste Tristan,
Mikael Vidstedt, Roland Westrelin and Bharadwaj Yadavalli.

The initial Authors will be: Alex Buckley, Tom Deneau, Lee Howes, 
Mark Nutter and Vasanth Venkatachalam.

Votes are due by Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 00:00:00 UTC [1].
Only current OpenJDK Members [2] are eligible to vote on this motion.
Votes must be cast in the open by replying to this mailing list.

For Lazy Consensus voting instructions, see [3].
John Coomes


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