TurboVM is a small and simple virtual machine, intended as a compilation target for programming languages. TurboVM uses bytecode with a RISC instruction set designed for easy and fast generation and interpretation, as well as flexibility (i.e. it does not impose a certain paradigm like many other VMs). Bytecode can be interpreted or compiled to native code (currently via C). Some speed tests indicate that the bytecode interpreter runs about a factor 15 to 30 slower than native programs, whereas compiling the bytecode yields performance equal to or close to that of equivalent programs written in C.