This appendix provides a concise introduction to Intel Threading Building Blocks (Intel TBB). It covers the subset used by this book. A good introduction is available in the O’Reilly Nutshell Book on TBB, which covers the essentials of TBB [Rei07]. The book was published in 2007 when TBB version 2.0 appeared, so some newer features are not covered. It is nevertheless a solid introduction to TBB. For a more complete guide, see the TBB Reference, Tutorial, and Design Patterns documents, which can be downloaded from

TBB is a collection of components that outfits C++ for parallel programming. Figure C.1 illustrates these components. At the heart of TBB is a task scheduler, which is most often used ...

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