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Video: Three abstraction techniques for parallel programming

Intel's James Reinder details three ways developers an use abstraction for parallel programming: libraries, OpenMP, and Threading Building Blocks.

One of the things to avoid when it comes to parallelism is working with raw threads (Pthreads or Windows threads). Abstraction offers a way around the issue, by avoiding the need to deal with low-level details of parallel systems. Intel's James Reinder details three ways developers can use abstraction for parallel programming: libraries, OpenMP, and Threading Building Blocks.

Note: This video was originally published as part of ZDNet's Parallelism Breakthrough series - sponsored by Intel.

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