Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing

2011 Edition
| Editors: David Padua

POSIX Threads (Pthreads)

  • David Padua
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09766-4_447

POSIX Threads [1] are those created, managed, and synchronizedfollowing the POSIX standard API. POSIX stands for “Portable Operating System Interface [for Unix].”


  1. 1.
    Nichols B, Buttlar D, Farrell JP (1996) Pthreads programming. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., SebastopolGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Padua
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  1. 1.Siebel Center for Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4227 Siebel Center, M/C-258UrbanaUSA