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multithreading and concurrency
Joined: Sep 08, 2006
Oct 25, 2006 06:26:00
I am Pankaj Shet.
I want to know the difference between multithreading and concurrency.
Where can I apply them?
B.Sc.(I.T.), S.C.J.P., S.C.W.C.D., PGDAC(CDAC)
Joined: Aug 15, 2006
Oct 25, 2006 07:08:00
Threads are a specific example of concurrency.
"Concurrency occurs when two or more execution flows are able to run simultaneously."
Threads are a way for programs to do several different tasks at the same time -- that is, concurrently. (They're not the only mechanism; another is to use several "processes").
The following is a good page to read to understand situations where you could apply multithreading:
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