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Cost Evaluation of Synchronization Algorithms for Multicore Architectures

Cost Evaluation of Synchronization Algorithms for Multicore Architectures
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Author(s): Masoud Hemmatpour (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Renato Ferrero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Filippo Gandino (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Bartolomeo Montrucchio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) and Maurizio Rebaudengo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 15
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch346

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Abstract

In a multicore environment, a major focus is represented by the synchronization among threads and processes. Since synchronization mechanisms strongly affect the performance of multithread algorithms, the selection of an effective synchronization approach is critical for multicore environments. In this chapter, the cost of the main existing synchronization techniques is estimated. The current investigation covers both hardware and software solutions. A comparative analysis highlights benefits and drawbacks of the considered approaches. The results are intended to represent a useful aid for researchers and practitioners interested in optimization of parallel algorithms.

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