What are the differences between NUMA architecture and SMP architecture?

NUMA Architecture: Non-Uniform Memory Access architecture. SMP: Symmetric Multiprocessing architecture. In a Symmetric Multiprocessor, the architectural “distance” to any memory location is the same for all processors, i.e. “symmetric”. In a NonUniform Memory Access machine, each processor is “closer” to some memory locations than others; i.e. memory is partitioned among them Asymmetrically. From my understanding, […]

Transactional memory learning materials

I want to learn transactional memory technologies. Any suggestions on Transactional memory learning materials? Thanks! I highly suggest the Transactional Memory lecture by James R. Larus and Ravi Rajwar of Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture: The Transactional Memory lecture:http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00070ED1V01Y200611CAC002 Link to the PDF:http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/pdf/10.2200/S00070ED1V01Y200611CAC002 Answered by anonymous.