May 2, 2007 lecture by Maurice Herlihy for the Stanford University Computer Systems Colloquium (EE 380). Maurice talks about transactional memory, a computational model in which threads synchronize by optimistic, lock-free transactions -- this synchronization model promises to alleviate many of the problems associated with locking; the talk surveys the area, with a focus on open research problems.
In this course, Stanford University gives 27 video lectures on the Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium. This course features weekly speakers on current research and developments in computer systems. Topics touch upon all aspects of computer science and engineering including logic design, computer organization and architecture, software engineering, computer applications, public policy, and the social, business, and financial implications of technology. Frequently the Colloquium provides the first public forum for discussion of new products, discoveries, or ideas. This playlist consists of seminar speakers recorded during the 2006-2007 academic year.
The original name of this course is: Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium (2006-2007).