• Jack Nutting
  • Peter Clark


One of the biggest challenges in software development is writing software that will do more than one thing at a time. For decades, computers have been able to give an illusion of concurrency by quickly switching between tasks at a high rate, making it seem that they’re doing several things at once (when in reality they’re continuously flipping from one task to the next, only “paying attention” to one at a time). Today’s computers frequently contain two or more computation cores so they really can do multiple things at once, simultaneously executing instructions on all cores at the same time.


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© Jack Nutting 2013

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  • Jack Nutting
    • 1
  • Peter Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.VallentunaSweden
  2. 2.MNUnited States

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