The news is officially out and as expected the 2 popular JVMs(Sun
Hotspot and JRockit) are getting converged and also a DTrace port for
linux getting started to mature.
The JVM itself being a C/C++ runtime would in my opinion go through some
changes esp in context of better diagnosis and better integration with
other underlying layers in future but improvements in
performance/scalability need to be tested out as it may not be too clear
at this point