Recently parallel programming has moved from being a relatively obscure topic, practiced only by specialist developers, to a more mainstream endeavor. This is due to the increasing prevalence of multicore processors. At the time of writing, it is almost impossible buy a PC with a single core processor—the standard is dual core—and quad core processors are beginning to arrive in the shops. It is fully expect that this trend will continue in the years to come.
KeywordsParallel Programming Context Switch Event Handler Data Parallelism Message Queue
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