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 The Problem with Threads

Deep thinking about threads.

"Some applications can use threads very effectively for example, so-called embarrassingly parallel applications that essentially spawn multiple independent processes such as build tools (PVM gmake) or Web servers. Given these applications' independence, programming is relatively easy and the abstraction being used is more like processes than threads. Where such applications do share data, they do so through database abstractions, which manage concurrency through such mechanisms as transactions. However, client-side applications are not so simple."
The Problem with Threads

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 31, 2006 )


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