Memory semantics (computing)

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In computing and parallel processing, memory semantics refers to the process logic used to control access to shared memory locations, or at a higher level to shared variables in the presence of multiple threads or processors.[1]

Memory semantics may also be defined for transactional memory, where issues related to the interaction of transactions and locks, and user-level actions need to be defined and specified.[2]

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  1. ^ Advances in Computers, Volume 79 by Marvin V. Zelkowitz 2010 ISBN 0123810272 pages 104-105
  2. ^ Towards transactional memory semantics for C++ by Tatiana Shpeisman et al in Proceedings of the twenty-first annual symposium on Parallelism in algorithms and architectures 2009 ISBN 978-1-60558-606-9 [1]