Pthreads Bootcamp

Richard K. Wolf
University of Illinois at Chicago, ACCC

Tuesday April 24th 2001 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage - K161


Pthreads are a powerful, flexible, and portable means of creating multithreaded applications in UNIX -- but to a developer unfamiliar with how a multithreaded application should be put together, they could prove themselves quite a stumbling block. This pthreads bootcamp, therefore, not only presents an overview of pthreads and how they are implemented in UNIX, but also aims at introducing developers to various techniques of multithreaded programming. An overview of pthreads will be presented along with various aspects of thread scheduling in UNIX as well as techniques of thread synchronization.

Speaker Bio

Richard K. Wolf has been working for the Academic Computing and Communications Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago for the past twelve years. During that time, he has worked on a wide variety of projects, but is mostly known as one of only two Macintosh fanatics within the ACCC. In the past few years, he has had the opportunity to develop custom TCP and UDP server applications for the NetWare operating system. While creating those applications, he learned an awful lot about what -shouldn't- be done in a multi-threaded application -- and mostly the hard way.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24th, 2001, at the College of DuPage, building K - room 161.

        College of DuPage
        Building K, Rm 161
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. Turn left and look for lot 10 on the left side of 22nd St.
Walk to building K, room 161 is on the first floor, on the east side of the building.

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