[Haifux] [HAIFUX Lecture] High performance multi threaded programming (part II) - Shachar Shemesh

Orr Dunkelman orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Sun May 25 11:51:08 MSD 2008

Tomorrow, 26th of May, at 18:30 the Haifa Linux Club, will gather
to listen to Shachar Shemesh's talk about

        High performance multi threaded programming (part II)


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......


We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!


Future Lectures:

Crash and burn: writing Linux application
fault handlers 	 	 	 	 	 	 	Gilad Ben-Yossef 	30/6/2008

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