Quant development: “Debugging of Multithreaded and Multiprocess Programs on Linux” at Silicon Valley Code Camp
We will discuss the connection between Linux kernel scheduler behavior and non-deterministic nature of multithreaded and multiprocessed programs. We will look at the issues faced by a multicore programmer, and look at Maze, a new concurrent development tool. We will discuss Maze architecture and look at the tool in operation. The target audience is software engineers, CS students and researchers, and anybody else who is interested in parallel programming, software testing, and debugging. Participants are expected to be familiar with the concept of a Linux process. The examples will be in C with the use of POSIX threads API.
When: Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 5PM – 6:15PM
Where: Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011 ( Code Camp Venue: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road,Los Altos Hills, CA 94022)
Why exactly POSIX API ? You always give away performance when you try to gain portability (the principle otherwise known as “there is no such thing as free lunch” – well unless you drink beer 😉 – just saw the excellent part 1 of Ken Burns documentary on prohibition last night !)