Just a brief heads up before the actual announcement of RoarVM.
The Renaissance VM has been open sourced. The official contribution of IBM Research to the open source community can be found here: The Renaissance Virtual Machine: Open Source Release Announcement.
The code is already posted to GitHub and somewhat extended to make it actually useful. Please feel free to head over to http://github.com/smarr/RoarVM, play with the code, try the VM with your image, and report back.
The official announcement will be send out in the next couple of days, but any feedback we could get before hand would allow to fix issues before the community gets started with the VM.