Welcome to CS176
This course examines the theory and practice of multiprocessor synchronization. Subjects covered include multiprocessor architecture, mutual exclusion, wait-free and lock-free synchronization, spin locks, monitors, load balancing, concurrent data structures, and transactional synchronization.
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Homework 1 has been posted and is due a week from today. TA hours start this Sunday.
First day of class! To become acquainted with the basics, read appendices A and B. Yes, you will find the book extremely helpful in this course!