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ceClub: Highly Efficient Synchronization Techniques
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Panagiota Fatourou (Forth-ICS)
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Wednesday, 06.07.2011, 11:30
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Taub 3
We present highly-efficient synchronization techniques and experimentally show that these techniques outperform most state of the art lock-based and lock-free synchronization mechanisms. One of the techniques ensures, in addition, wait-freedom.

We have used these techniques to implement common concurrent data structures, like stacks and queues. Our experiments show that these data structure implementations have much better performance than state of the art shared stack and queue implementations which ensure only weaker progress properties than one of our techniques.

Bio: Panagiota Fatourou is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and an affiliated faculty member of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH). Prior to joining the University of Crete and FORTH ICS, she was a full-time faculty member at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Ioannina. The academic years 2000 and 2001, she was a postdoc at Max-Planck Institut fur Informatik, Saarbrucken, Germany, and at the Computer Science Department of the University of Toronto, Canada. She got a degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete, and a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras. Her research interests focus on the theory of parallel and distributed computing.