Please Explain Pthreads as Used in Parallel Computer Code Development

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I need someone with expertise in a wide range of programming languages particularly, pthreads to tell me a little bit more about this programming dimension. What applications can I use pthreads for? How long will it take me to come to grasp with this programming language? What course of action should I take to get started and what resources are available for me use when programming in pthread?

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Please Explain Pthreads as Used in Parallel Computer Code Development

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Pthreads(POSIX Threads) are a set of C programming types and procedure calls. These contain pthread.h as header file. These are light weight threads which can be easily created and managed. Pthreads will not have any intermediate memory copy so that threads will share same memory area in a single process. Pthreads are used in parallel programming. For designing parallel programming pthreads, you need to consider many issues like I/O issues, memory issues, how the data dependency will be there in your system, program complexity, programmer cost and time. To get started with pthread programming your program should have the multitasking feature, block I/O waits, should use many CPU cycles, must handle asynchronous events and priority interrupts. 

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