"Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Concurrent programming
Hours: C+S+L
Teaching Staff in Charge
Prof. BOIAN Florian Mircea, Ph.D.,  florincs.ubbcluj.ro
To learn the fundamentals (theoretical) aspects in concurrent programming, processes and threads create and them coordinations. Focus on the practical aspects in processes and threads are the Unix (Linux), Windows NT (2000) operating systems, and standard Java distribution.
1The levels of concurrent processing
1.1Parallel processing and Flynn classification
1.2The parallel / concurence granularity
1.3The pipeline technique
1.4Vectorial processors and cluster systems
1.5The operating system level in parallel and concurrent processing
1.6Complex expression evaluation with multiprocessor
1.7Assignment statements reorder
1.8For do loop parallelization
2Abstract concepts in concurrence
2.1Nonsequential programming paradigms
2.2The processes - threads relationship
2.3Concurrent programs specification schemas
2.4Exception in concurrence
2.5Concurrency control mechanisms, communications and sinchronization
2.6Asynchronous and partial asynchronous concurrency control mechanisms
2.7Specific concurrency problems and applications
3Concurrent programming with processes
3.1Processes in Unix, Windows, Java
3.2Inter processes communication using pipe
3.3Inter processes communication using shared memory
3.4Processes synchronization using semaphores
3.5Inter processes communication using message queues
4Concurrent programming with threads
4.1General characteristics
4.2Some exemples of problems with threads
4.3Unix threads: Posix and Solaris
4.4Windows NT(2000) threads
4.5Java threads
5Complex concurrent applications
5.1 Design schems for concurrent applications
5.2NT threads in MFC
5.3Threads, signals and Unix processes
5.4Threads in Java applets and servlets
5.5A visual multithreading NT application
5.6A chat concurrent Java server
5.7Noninteractiv FTP client
5.8Performance evaluation in thread programming
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6. BOIAN F.M., FERDEAN C. M., BOIAN R.F. DRAGOS R.C. Programare concurenta pe platforme Unix, Windows, Editura Albastra - grupul Microinformatica, Cluj, 2002
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10. STALLINGS W., Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, Prentice Hall, SUA, 1997
The final mark is a mean between:
- the mark for a technical report about concurrency 50%;
- the semester activity: quality of programms, documentations etc. 50%