Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Multi-threading for developers - a webcast

Darryl Gove (compiler performance engineering, Sun Microsystems) delivered an excellent Sun "Hot Topics" webcast. The topics covered are parallelising using Pthreads (POSIX threads) and OpenMP, auto-parallelisation by the compiler, profiling parallel applications. Finally, detecting data races using the thread analyzer.

These topics are covered in less than 15 minutes. The Sun production team shot a video and captured the screen, then mixed and annotating to create a smooth, fast and easy to watch webcast.

Additional "hot topics" videos are also available on Sun's training site.

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