Atomic fields: the new primitives on the block
2021-07-30, 13:50–14:00 (UTC), Blue

Atomic accessors support have recently been expanded to provide more efficient build-blocks for working with threads. Dealing effectively with multi-core programs requires a vocabulary for communicating intent, both to humans and machines. Here I'll talk about what atomics are, why we needed them, and how to use them!

I work for Julia Computing on Julia compiler technology.