[Haifux] Lecture proposal - high performance multi threaded programming
danshimsh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 09:56:08 MSD 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Shachar Shemesh <shachar at shemesh.biz> wrote:
> With a bit of manual reading, anyone can learn how to create a program
> that has more than one thread of execution. This breaks down, very
> rapidly, however, as the inter-dependencies inside the program start to
> burden you down, to the point where you get race bugs that are close to
> impossible to find. Fixing those typically involve using the various
> locking mechanisms. The result is, more often than not, a program that
> both works much slower than the number of threads and processors would
> suggest it should, AND at the same time still has race conditions.
> This lecture will try to give rules relating to how to construct your
> program to begin with so that it will provide high performance, be
> maintainable (for some definition of maintainable), and be bug
> efficient. In other words, this lecture is about learning to think
> "multi-threaded". In fact, efficient enough multi-threaded design do not
> even need to have more than one thread of execution......
> All in favor say "aye".
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