Toward a Theory of Input Acceptance for Transactional Memories

  • Vincent Gramoli
  • Derin Harmanci
  • Pascal Felber
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5401)


Transactional memory (TM) systems receive as an input a stream of events also known as a workload, reschedule it with respect to several constraints, and output a consistent history. In multicore architectures, the transactional code executed by a processor is a stream of events whose interruption would waste processor cycles. In this paper, we formalize the notion of TM workload into classes of input patterns, whose acceptance helps understanding the performance of a given TM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Gramoli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Derin Harmanci
    • 2
  • Pascal Felber
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer and Communication SciencesEPFLSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of NeuchâtelSwitzerland

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