Morgan Kaufmann Publishing to release "The Art of Multiprocessor Programming" by Maurice Herlihy and Nir Shavit

18/02/2008

Prof. Maurice Herlihy of Brown University and Prof. Nir Shavit of Tel Aviv University have released a comprehensive presentation of the principles and tools available for programming multiprocessor machines that is touted to be
of immediate use to programmers working with the new architectures.

Prof. Maurice Herlihy is on the faculty of Brown University. He is the recipient of the 2003 Dijkstra Prize in distributed computing. Prof. Nir Shavit is on the faculty of Tel-Aviv University and a member of the technical staff at Sun Microsystems Laboratories. In 2004 they shared the G del Prize, the highest award in theoretical computer science and he was the recipient of the Israeli Industry Research Prize in 1993.  Prof. Shavit's work at TelAviv University is funded in part by the VELOX project where he and his students have made significant research contributions since January 2008.