Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Prof. Michal Young


TITLE: Transactions with Isolation and Cooperation 

SPEAKER: Prof. Michal Young, Faculty of Informatics, USI Università della Svizzera italiana

DATE: Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-006, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)

TIME: 16.30-17.30


Transactions, or sequences of actions that give the illusion of executing atomically, are a recurring theme in design of parallel systems ranging from memory systems to database systems. Today, the rise of multicore computers has stimulated a rush of research to find programming models that can support ordinary programmers in writing efficient but simple multi-threaded programs, and transactional memory is a leading candidate for such a model. I will describe the TIC (Transactions with Isolation and Cooperation) model and place it in the wider context of a search for a model that balances local reasoning and simplicity with generality and efficiency.

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