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Towards Transactional Memory Support for GCC

Martin Schindewolf 1 Albert Cohen 2 Wolfgang Karl 1 Andrea Marongiu 3 Luca Benini 3 
2 ALCHEMY - Architectures, Languages and Compilers to Harness the End of Moore Years
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : Transactional memory is a parallel programming model providing many advantages over lock-based concurrency. It is one important attempt to exploit the potential of multicore architectures while preserving software development productivity. This paper describes the design of a transactional memory extension for GCC, and highlights research challenges and perspectives enabled by this design.
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Martin Schindewolf, Albert Cohen, Wolfgang Karl, Andrea Marongiu, Luca Benini. Towards Transactional Memory Support for GCC. 1st GCC Research Opportunities Workshop, Jan 2009, Paphos, Cyprus. ⟨hal-00645337⟩

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