Over the last 21 months we have evolved the VA Smalltalk VM from a Smalltalk model-based 32-bit VM to a C-based 32/64-bit VM.
During this talk I will tell the story of our journey along this evolutionary path, describe some of the innovative techniques and approaches we took to reach our goal, and demonstrate the running 64-bit VM.
Before joining Instantiations in May of 2011, Seth spent 10 years developing software for the U.S. government. During this time he worked in a variety of domains to include stochastic simulation, operations research, grid computing and link analysis. Seth is currently the Engineering Director at Instantiations focusing on product development of VA Smalltalk. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Software Engineering.