Bounds on Contention Management Algorithms

@inproceedings{Schneider2009BoundsOC,
  title={Bounds on Contention Management Algorithms},
  author={Johannes Schneider and Roger Wattenhofer},
  booktitle={ISAAC},
  year={2009}
}
We present two new algorithms for contention management in transactional memory, the deterministic algorithm CommitRounds and the randomized algorithm RandomizedRounds. Our randomized algorithm is efficient: in some notorious problem instances (e.g., dining philosophers) it is exponentially faster than prior work from a worst case perspective. Both algorithms are (i) local and (ii) starvation-free. Our algorithms are local because they do not use global synchronization data structures (e.g., a… CONTINUE READING
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