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COP 4610L: Operating Systems Lab Distributed Applications in the Enterprise Lecture Set 2 Dr. R. Lent
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Concurrency and Multithreading
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Concurrency l Concurrency : The execution of different activities (processes) in parallel l Concurrency cannot be avoided: ¡ Users are concurrent - a person can handle several tasks at once and expects the same from a computer. ¡ Multiprocessors are becoming more prevalent. ¡ A distributed system (client/server system) is naturally concurrent. ¡ A windowing system is naturally concurrent. ¡ When doing I/O (slow activity) it is helpful to handle concurrently additional work.
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