Intel® Concurrent Collections for C++

About the pain of parallel programming

If you’ve ever heard about parallel programming it probably sounded like a painful endeavor. Those who have experience with it know that it’s mostly true with “traditional” approaches which incorporate parallel constructs into main-stream programming languages like C++ or FORTRAN. In the light of decades of research in parallel computing this is an irritating situation - and more so now that multi-core systems have been mainstream for years. 

 But why does parallelism hurt? And does it really have to?

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