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The Performance Implications of Thread Management Alternatives for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors
December 1989 (vol. 38 no. 12)
pp. 1631-1644
An examination is made of the performance implications of several data structure and algorithm alternatives for thread management in shared-memory multiprocessors. Both experimental measurements and analytical model projections are presented. For applications with fine-grained parallelism, small differences in thread management are shown to have significant performance impact, often posing a tr

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Index Terms:
performance implications; thread management; shared-memory multiprocessors; data structure; fine-grained parallelism; locking; latency; critical resource waiting; data structures; multiprocessing systems; operating systems (computers); performance evaluation.
Citation:
T.E. Anderson, E.D. Lazowska, H.M. Levy, "The Performance Implications of Thread Management Alternatives for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 1631-1644, Dec. 1989, doi:10.1109/12.40843
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