It looks like it has finally happened. Parrot 1.0 is here! http://www.parrot.org/
Parrot is the VM that will be used for perl 6, and is meant to be used with many different languages. It includes a JIT (ALPHA, Arm, Intel x86, PPC, and SPARC version 8), and supports various languages - including a python implementation called pynie.
"The name Parrot was chosen after the 2001 April Fool's Joke which had Perl and Python collaborating on the next version of their languages."
It's great to see the parrot developers releasing a quality 1.0 version.