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Understanding Transactional Memory (Extended Abstract)

  • João Lourenço
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6504)

Abstract

Transactional Memory [3] (TM) is a new paradigm for concurrency control that brings the concept of transactions, widely known from the Databases community, into the management of data located in main memory. TM delivers a powerful semantics for constraining concurrency and provides the means for the extensive use of the available parallel hardware. TM uses abstractions that promise to ease the development of scalable parallel applications by achieving performances close to fine-grained locking while maintaining the simplicity of coarse-grained locking.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Lourenço
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  1. 1.CITIUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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