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Software Transactional Memory Techniques: Principles, Design, and Implementation Trade-offs
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The advent of multicore processors has put the performance of traditional parallel programming techniques in question. The traditional lock-based parallel programming techniques are error prone and suffer from various problems such as deadlocks, live-locks, priority inversion etc. In the last one and half decade, a considerable amount of the research has been carried out to achieve the synchronization among the parallel applications without using locking. One of most promising technique which has come out as a result of this research work is Transactional Memory (TM). Transactional Memory system commits the data in atomic code sequences called the transaction. Research has shown that Transactional Memory has the potential to out perform traditional locking mechanisms. In order to understand the design and implementation trade-offs of different implementations of the Software Transactional Memory, a comprehensive comparative study is required. Although some comparative studies have been carried out in the past, they were very focused in their scope and covered only few STM implementations. In this master thesis, a qualitative literature survey is conducted and the state of the art in Software Transactional Memory is presented, covering prominent approaches to date while discussing their design and implementation trade offs.

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2009. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
Multiprocessor, Concurrency, Synchronization, Transactional Memory
National Category
Computer Science Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-1195Local ID: diva2:828358
Cell. Number: 0046762600489 Address: c/o Muhammad Naveed Ahmed, G-Infartsvagen 3B, Appartment No. 683, 371 41 Karlkrona, SwedenAvailable from: 2015-05-22 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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