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Multicore Application Programming: For Windows, Linux, and Oracle by Darryl Gove

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11. Concluding Remarks

This book has covered a large range of parallelization approaches and topics. The next steps are to take this knowledge and apply it to an existing or a new application. This final chapter acts as a summary of the steps necessary to successfully develop correct and scalable multithreaded applications.

Writing Parallel Applications

The key part of writing parallel applications is identifying where the parallelization will provide the most benefit for the least cost. If the application has not yet been written, then analysis is necessary to determine what work can be completed in parallel. This analysis needs to take the critical performance metrics for the application into account—is the application more concerned with ...

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