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November 2010


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Technical Perspective: Data Races are Evil with No Exceptions

Exploiting parallelism has become the primary means to higher performance. Shared memory is a pervasively used programming model. Unfortunately, shared-memory programs are…


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FastTrack: Efficient and Precise Dynamic Race Detection

FastTrack: Efficient and Precise Dynamic Race Detection

Multithreaded programs are notoriously prone to race conditions. Prior work developed precise dynamic race detectors that never report false alarms. However, these checkers employ expensive data structures that result in significant…


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Goldilocks: A Race-Aware Java Runtime

Goldilocks: A Race-Aware Java Runtime

GOLDILOCKS is a Java runtime that monitors program executions and throws a DataRaceException when a data race is about to occur. This prevents racy accesses from taking place…