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Intel Creates a Trail Along the River of Java

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“While Google is thinking of replacing JavaScript with Dart and Microsoft is working on accepting it as a first-class language, Intel is hard at work making JavaScript work harder.

River Trail is an open source parallel JavaScript engine.

Why Intel?

Well they have a lot of multicore processors and River Trail makes use of them. It extends JavaScript with a few simple data-parallel instructions but the result is still recognizably JavaScript. It works with HTML5, Canvas and WebGL, in particular. It makes use of OpenCL as an intermediate language so it could work on any hardware not just Intel’s.

Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript, was present at the presentation of River Trail at the Intel Developer Forum and commented that he would lobby for it to be part of the ECMAScript standard.”

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