3/29/2007

JPC Project




JPC is a pure Java emulation of an x86 PC with fully virtual peripherals. It runs anywhere you have a JVM, whether x86, RISC, mobile phone, set-top box, possibly even your refrigerator! All this, with the bulletproof security and stability of Java technology.

JPC creates a virtual machine upon which you can install your favourite operating system in a safe, flexible and powerful way. It aims to give you complete control over your favorite PC software's execution environment, whatever your real hardware or operating system, and JPC's multilayered security makes it the safest solution for running the most dangerous software in quarantine - ideal for archiving viruses, hosting honeypots, and protecting your machine from malicious or unstable software.

JPC has been developed since August 2005 in Oxford University's Subdepartment of Particle Physics. It can be run on a number of devices, from PC's to mobile phones, and you can see some of the results of JPC in action (more soon!). Some might see JPC as part of a nefarious plot by mad scientists who want to harness every last CPU in the world for their research - but we prefer to see JPC as Java-hardened protection against their buggy programs.

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