The POSIX Thread API

Posted By on March 19, 2016


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Why Threads?
Thread Basics: Creation and Termination
  • A number of vendors provide vendor-specific thread APIs. The IEEE specifies a standard 1003.1c-1995, POSIX API.
  • Also referred to as Pthreads, POSIX has emerged as the standard threads API, supported by most vendors.
  • We will use the Pthreads API for introducing multithreading concepts.
  • The concepts themselves are largely independent of the API and can be used for programming with other thread APIs (NT threads, Solaris threads, Java threads, etc.) as well.
  • All the illustrative programs presented in this chapter can be executed on workstations as well as parallel computers that support Pthreads.
Why Threads?
Thread Basics: Creation and Termination

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