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.

CS176 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm (J Hour) in the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching, room 130.

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Amdahl's Law notes


Sep 4 2014

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!