Thinking Parallel

A Blog on Parallel Programming and Concurrency by Michael Suess

Archive for 2006/07

Opteron NUMA-effects

We have a dual-processor, dual-core Opteron system at work (that makes 4 cores in total 😉 ). I often use it for performance-measurements of my parallel codes. I expected performance variations in my benchmarks when only two threads are used. The explanation of course would be simple: the Opteron-system is actually a NUMA-system. Half of […]

Why I love parallel programming

To explain a little more about the intentions of this blog, I will try to make it clear in this article, why parallel programming is a great thing to do and why I love doing it. When I first started with parallel programming while at the university, I mainly did it because it was a […]


Hello world, my name is Michael Suess and this is my blog (you already guessed that, right?). Since this is my first post, I will introduce myself, what I am doing and why this may be interesting to you. And since I do not want this to be boring, I will use a Q&A-session to […]