Monday, February 11, 2013

Atomic Weapons: The C++ Memory Model and Modern Hardware

Herb Sutter (via Jean-Francois Roy):

This is a two-part talk that covers the C++ memory model, how locks and atomics and fences interact and map to hardware, and more. Even though we’re talking about C++, much of this is also applicable to Java and .NET which have similar memory models, but not all the features of C++ (such as relaxed atomics).

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