Computer Science 400
Parallel Processing

Siena College
Fall 2008

Lecture 03: Introduction to Multithreading and POSIX Threads
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2008


Lecture Assignment

Due at the start of class, Wednesday, September 24.

Turn in short answers to these questions. Please turn in a hard copy (typeset or handwritten are OK). We will discuss these questions during class, so no late submissions are accepted.

The reading for next time is the pthreads tutorial linked below. You may skip over the items that are specific to the LLNL systems, as well as the section about querying and setting thread stack sizes and (for now) the section about condition variables.