"parallelism" tag
Dissecting (Linux) Threads

Light-Weight Processes: Dissecting Linux Threads

This article, aimed at Linux developers and students of computer science, explores the fundamentals of threads and their implementation in Linux with Light-Weight Processes, aiding understanding with a code implementation. Threads are the…

Software transactional memory

CodeSport (February 2011)

Welcome to CodeSport! We will continue the discussion that began last month about software transactional memory. The main difference between traditional lock-based synchronisation and software transactional memory is that lock-based synchronisation is based…

Turbo charge Python apps

Turbo Charge Python Apps with Speed, Part 2

In an earlier article, we tried out some of the tools to turbo-charge mainly CPU-bound Python programs, without modifying the source code too often. Another way to boost run-time performance is to leverage…

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