Gil Tene explores the underlying mechanics that power HTM on current platforms, focusing on things developers need to understand when contemplating the use of HTM in new and existing code. He talks about new speculative locking mechanisms enabled by HTM, and speculates about both the near term and long term future impact of HTM on concurrency choices and everyday programming choices.
Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine and runtime technologies for the past 25 years. His focus areas include system responsiveness and latency behavior. He pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4) that powers Azul's continuously reactive Java platforms.
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