Kinson Chan

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Software transactional memory (STM) enhances both ease-of-use and concurrency, and is considered state-of-the-art for parallel applications to scale on modern multi-core hardware. However, there are certain situations where STM performs even worse than traditional locks. Upon hotspots where most threads contend over a few pieces of shared data, going(More)
Software transactional memory (STM) enhances both ease-of-use and concurrency, and is considered one of the next-generation paradigms for parallel programming. Application programs may see hotspots where data conflicts are intensive and seriously degrade the performance. So advanced STM systems employ dynamic concurrency control techniques to curb the(More)
To achieve single-lock atomicity in software transactional memory systems, the commit procedure often goes through a common clock variable. When there are frequent transactional commits, clock sharing becomes inefficient. Tremendous cache contention takes place between the processors and the computing throughput no longer scales with processor count.(More)
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