CHAPTER 13

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These days, when you buy a computer—be it a laptop or a desktop—you can see labels like dual core, quad core, etc. to describe the type of processor inside the system. Processors these days have multiple cores, which are multiple execution units in the same processor. To make the best use of these multi-cores, we need to run tasks or threads in parallel. In other words, we need to make our programs multi-threaded (or concurrent). In essence, concurrency is gaining importance with more widespread use these days. Fortunately, ...

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