POSIX Threads

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POSIX Threads, usually referred to as "pthreads", is a programming model that allows a program to execute multiple actions seemingly at the same time by doing them in parallel. The API and libraries which give a program the ability to do this are available on most Unix-like systems and is available in most programming languages such as Java, C++ and Python.

Overview[change | change source]

POSIX Threads allow programmers to implement programs that can do tasks in parallel. Because there is a standard for POSIX threads, they can be implemented across different hardware without many changes.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "What are Pthreads?". LLNL HPC Tutorials. Retrieved 2021-06-17.