Chapter 1. Introduction
"For over a decade prophets have voiced the contention that the organization of a single computer has reached its limits and that truly significant advances can be made only by interconnection of a multiplicity of computers."
|--Gene Amdahl, 1967
Although the discipline of concurrent programming has a long history, it has gained a lot of traction in recent years with the arrival of multi core processors. The recent development in computer hardware not only revived some classical concurrency techniques but also started a major paradigm shift in concurrent programming. At a time when concurrency is becoming so important, an understanding of concurrent programming is an essential skill for every software developer.
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