JDK 8 includes the PowerPC/AIX port. We are still fixing issues of the port, but do no more downport new features. For example, the C1 compiler port will not be integrated to jdk8u.
The JDK 8 port supports the following parts of the OpenJDK:
|cpp interpreter||no more maintained||no more maintained||no more maintained|
Supported operating systems and processor implementations
AIX: The port supports AIX 5.3 and later. It is tested to be built with xlC 12. Patch level 12.01.0000.0008 or higher is required.
Linux: We build and run the VM on SLES 10.3 with gcc 4.1.2, but support it on other Linux distributions, too. The little-endian Linux variants must be built with gcc 4.8.
We do not support iSeries PASE.
Processor: The port supports only 64-bit PPC machines. It recognizes Power chips 5 through 7 and generates code optimized for these processors. It lacks an instruction scheduler targeted to Power 6, which is an in-order issueing processor.