June 2011

By popular demand I turned my introductory webinar into a video presentation. The purpose of this 50 min presentation is to familiarize the viewer with the basic ideas of concurrent programming. Here’s the list of topics:

  • Processes vs. Threads
  • Multithreading vs. Parallelization
  • Shared Memory vs. Message Passing
  • Data Races and Atomicity Violations
  • Relaxed Memory Models
  • Sequential Consistency and DRF Guarantee
  • Risks of Concurrency
  • Debugging Concurrent Programs

Comments and suggestions for future videos are very welcome.

Tomorrow, June 7th, 9 a.m. PDT (12 a.m. EST), I’ll be presenting a webinar, The Language of Concurrency, (the same as two weeks ago).