• Transactional Memory

    Are we beyond the trough of disillusionment?

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    Transactional memory has not been immune to the Gartner hype-cycle . Nearly two years ago Ali-reza Adl-tabatabai from Intel reminded me of the hype-cycle, and we both commiserated that it appeared that we were at the “Peak of Inflated Expectations”. We...
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    STM.NET DevLab Incubation Complete

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    I would like to thank everyone who downloaded and participated in the MSDN DevLab and tried our .NET 4.0 Framework enabled to use Software Transactional Memory (STM.NET). Now that we have shipped VS2010, we decided to conclude that DevLab. We appreciate...
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    Transactional memory in a real world

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    (by Sasha Dadiomov) Isn’t it a common phenomenon that each thing has many faces? If you were following the transactional memory community for some time, you probably saw it as a pretty theoretical area. There is obviously a lot of science here ...
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    Welcome to the Transactional Memory Team's Blog!

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    If you have been using the Parallel Extension CTP or simply writing multi-threaded code yourself, you probably have run into situations where you needed to share data between multiple threads. So long as the data is read-only, this isn’t a problem, but...
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    STM.NET Released!

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    I hope everyone saw Soma’s announcement that STM.NET is now live on MSDN Devlabs ! We have been talking about software transactional memory for some time now. Last year my Ch9 interview I mentioned we were looking to work with customers under a non...
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    Initial Forays into Transactional Memory Programming Models

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    Welcome again to the TM blog! This time your host is Yossi Levanoni. I’m the dev lead on the TM project. It was great to see the high-quality questions we’ve gotten in response to Dana’s previous (and our altogether first) post on the blog and I’m...
  • Transactional Memory

    Transactions: a personal journey

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    (by Dave Detlefs) For me personally my involvement in the current Microsoft transactional memory project is my second attempt to tilt at the windmill of integrating transactional concepts more tightly into general-purpose programming languages....
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    STM.NET Contracts aka Access Modifiers for Transactional Memory

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    (by Sukhdeep Sodhi) Now that we’ve released STM.NET into the wild some of you may want to go beyond the simple ‘Hello World’ example* and start writing more sophisticated applications. There are a lot of excellent research ideas on transactional...
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    Transactional Memory on Channel 9

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    Dana and I have been talking with Charles from channel 9 about transactional memory. Please check out the video . We like to call it “the TM holiday special” :-) Charles has also interviewed our indefatigable QA-engineer-at-large Chris Dern on the...
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    Adopting STM.NET? The Runtime Checker is Your Friend!

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    (by Lingli Zhang) In the previous blog post, Sukhdeep explained the STM.NET contract system, and how TxCop, the static contract checker, helps you identify potential contract violations in your program at compile time. Catching errors at compile time...
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    MSDN magazine article about STM.NET

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    January issue of MSDN magazine has a nice article " ACID Transactions with STM.NET ", by Ted Neward. It gives good overview of STM.NET and specifically focuses on one of it's unique features, which stands behind the letter "D" - extending pure memory...
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    Scaling Up with STM.NET

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    Aviad Ezra posted a nice piece to his blog about STM.NET. He goes into considerable depth discussing both the productivity benefits of STM when writing applications and our implementation. It's a great read: http://aviadezra.blogspot.com/2010/02/scaling...
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    The STM Team is on Channel 9!

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    Charles Torre of Channel 9 interviewed the STM Team about our STM.NET Devlab .  Check out the interview on Channel 9 or just watch it here!
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