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Intel Haswell to introduce transactional memory

Posted on Thursday, February 09 2012 @ 22:48:00 CET by

FUD Zilla reports Intel's Haswell architecture will introduce Transactional Synchronisation Extensions(TSX):
Transactional memory makes the creation of reliable multithreaded programs easier by using a system where complex operations can be performed at the same time and in isolation from each other. The system has been seen in database management but making a chip work using it is new.

Intel calls it Transactional Synchronisation Extensions(TSX). There is the Hardware Lock Elision (HLE) allows easy conversion of lock-based programs into transactional programs in a way that's backwards compatible with current processors. Then there is the Restricted Transactional Memory (RTM) is a more complete transactional memory implementation.



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