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Thursday 23rd June 2011

  • The History of Concurrency

    by Michael Schurter

    Whether it's node.js, goroutines in Go, gevent/eventlet in Python, Rubinius's hydra branch for Ruby, Akka for the JVM, or async primitives for C# 5.0, concurrency is a hot topic.

    It's too easy to forget that coroutines were first defined in a 1963 paper and that preemptive multitasking, like traditional Thread interfaces offer, were a part of Unix's first release in 1969.

    This talk aims to present a historical context for all of the "new" concurrency models and attempt to peer into the future to see how existing concurrency paradigms will serve hackers in a massively multicore future.

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Thursday 23rd June

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