concurrent read, concurrent write


Definition: A parallel memory model in which multiple processors can read simultaneously from a single memory location, and multiple processors can write simultaneously to a single memory location.

Also known as CRCW.

See also concurrent read, exclusive write, exclusive read, concurrent write, exclusive read, exclusive write.

Author: PMS

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Paul M. Sant, "concurrent read, concurrent write", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: