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Art of Multiprocessor Programming

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The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Second Edition, provides users with an authoritative guide to multicore programming. This updated edition introduces higher level software development skills relative to those needed for efficient single-core programming, and includes comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. The book is an ideal resource for students and professionals alike who will benefit from its thorough coverage of key multiprocessor programming issues.

List of contents

1. Introduction 2. Mutual exclusion 3. Concurrent objects 4. Foundations of shared memory 5. The relative power of synchronization operations 6. Universality of consensus 7. Spin locks and contention 8. Monitors and blocking synchronization 9. Linked lists: The role of locking 10. Queues, memory management, and the ABA problem 11. Stacks and elimination 12. Counting, sorting and distributed coordination 13. Concurrent hashing and natural parallelism 14. Skiplists and balanced search 15. Priority queues 16. Scheduling and work distribution 17. Data parallelism 18. Barriers 19. Optimism and manual memory management 20. Transactional programming Appendix A: Software basics Appendix B: Hardware basics

About the author

Maurice Herlihy received an A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T. He has served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, on the staff of DEC Cambridge Research Lab, and is currently a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brown University. Dr. Herlihy is an ACM Fellow, and is the recipient of the 2003 Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. He shared the 2004 Gödel Prize with Nir Shavit, with whom he also shared the 2012 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize In Distributed Computing.


"The book is largely self-contained, has countless examples, and focuses on what really matters. As such, it is very well suited for both a teaching environment and for practitioners looking for an opportunity to learn about this topic...The book is written in a way that makes multiprocessor programming accessible. This updated version will further confirm its status as a classic.", 2013

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