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Tue 7 Feb 2012, 12:03

Coarse-grained locks and Transactional Synchronization explained


Coarse-grained locks and Transactional Synchronization explained
Coarse-grained locks, and the importance of transactions, are key concepts that motivate why Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) is useful.  I’ll do my best to explain them in this blog. In my blog “Transactional Synchronization in Haswell,” I describe new instructions (Intel TSX) that will improve the performance of coarse-grained locks.  Understanding coarse-grained locks and [...]
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