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Shared-Memory Programming Versus Distributed-Memory Programming

Some of you may be coming from a distributed-memory programming background and want to get into threaded programming for multicore processors. For you, I’ve put together a list that compares and contrasts shared-memory programming with distributed-memory programming. If you don’t know anything about distributed-memory programming, this will give you some insight into the differences between the two programming methods. Even if you’ve only ever done serial programming to this point, the following details are still going to give you an introduction to some of the features of concurrent programming on shared-memory that you never encounter using a single execution thread.


  

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