mutual exclusion


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mutual exclusion

(parallel, operating system)
(Or "mutex", plural: "mutexes") A collection of techniques for sharing resources so that different uses do not conflict and cause unwanted interactions. One of the most commonly used techniques for mutual exclusion is the semaphore.
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I will exploit my discovery of variability in Rh5/Rh6 expression patterns in wild flies to identify genes involved in the mutual exclusion of the blue and green Rhodopsins and to understand the ecology and evolution of fly color vision.
Experience proved beyond doubt that mutual exclusion is practically impossible and better for them reaching out via mutual consent and perhaps municipalities could have a say in this, he retorted.
Among their topics are the user as a service, the physical layer aspects of wireless networks, analyzing high-speed performance through a prediction feedback based model, token-based mutual exclusion in peer-to-peer systems, and blending augmented reality with real world scenarios using mobile devices.
of facade rarely come into view simultaneously; they operate rather on the principle of mutual exclusion, or on the principle of figure and background: when we see one, we do not notice the other; when we expound rhetorical splendour we do not perceive falsity.
According to the representation in figure 4, that presents the state of the system led in an operating point, one may observe that the obtained control structure ensures the specified succession of the operations, the proper allocation and dismissal of non-shared resources and storage resources, and the mutual exclusion at shared resources allocation.
Originally a conference volume, Common Ground or Mutual Exclusion contains major papers, mostly by German scholars, delivered at an international symposium held at Frankfurt am Main in the summer of 2000.
Since the copy is a time-consuming operation, it reduces the performance of simple synchronization or mutual exclusion primitives.
He covers basic and advanced algorithms, data structure capabilities, scalable memory allocation, mutual exclusion, timing, and the task scheduler.
TPN can systematically analyze construction process models in a formal manner by utilizing several inherent properties including reachability and reversibility, absence of deadlock, liveness, boundedness and mutual exclusion.
4) Boyarin described in exquisite detail the long process, beginning with Justin's effort, through which each side came eventually to mutual exclusion sometime after the fifth century.
In teaching qualitative sociological methods, my solution to the dilemma of facing two competing approaches is to confront them in a spirit of mutual enrichment, rather than mutual exclusion.

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