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Mastering C++ Multithreading

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  • Deep dive into the details of the how various operating systems currently implement multithreading
  • Choose the best multithreading APIs when designing a new application
  • Explore the use of mutexes, spin-locks, and other synchronization concepts and see how to safely pass data between threads
  • Understand the level of API support provided by various C++ toolchains
  • Resolve common issues in multithreaded code and recognize common pitfalls using tools such as Memcheck, CacheGrind, DRD, Helgrind, and more
  • Discover the nature of atomic operations and understand how they can be useful in optimizing code
  • Implement a multithreaded application in a distributed computing environment
  • Design a C++-based GPGPU application that employs multithreading

Multithreaded applications execute multiple threads in a single processor environment, allowing developers achieve concurrency. This book will teach you the finer points of multithreading and concurrency concepts and how to apply them efficiently in C++.

Divided into three modules, we start with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of multithreading and concurrency concepts. We then take an in-depth look at how these concepts work at the hardware-level as well as how both operating systems and frameworks use these low-level functions.

In the next module, you will learn about the native multithreading and concurrency support available in C++ since the 2011 revision, synchronization and communication between threads, debugging concurrent C++ applications, and the best programming practices in C++.

In the final module, you will learn about atomic operations before moving on to apply concurrency to distributed and GPGPU-based processing. The comprehensive coverage of essential multithreading concepts means you will be able to efficiently apply multithreading concepts while coding in C++.

  • Delve into the fundamentals of multithreading and concurrency and find out how to implement them
  • Explore atomic operations to optimize code performance
  • Apply concurrency to both distributed computing and GPGPU processing
Page Count 244
Course Length 7 hours 19 minutes
Date Of Publication 27 Jul 2017


Maya Posch

Maya Posch is a senior C++ developer with more than 15 years of experience. Discovering the joys of programming early on, and later the joys of electronics, she has always expressed a profound interest in technology, a passion that she gladly shares with others.

Describing herself as a C developer who happens to like C++ and Ada, she likes to seek the limits of what can be done with the minimum of code and hardware to accomplish everything that is cool, new, and exciting.

She also enjoys FPGA development, AI, and robotics research, in addition to creative writing, music, and drawing.