No Hot Spot Non-blocking Skip List

Tyler Crain, Vincent Gramoli, Michel Raynal
2013 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems  
This paper presents a new non-blocking skip list algorithm. The algorithm alleviates contention by localizing synchronization at the least contended part of the structure without altering consistency of the implemented abstraction. The key idea lies in decoupling a modification to the structure into two stages: an eager abstract modification that returns quickly and whose update affects only the bottom of the structure, and a lazy selective adaptation updating potentially the entire structure
more » ... t executed continuously in the background. On SPECjbb as well as on micro-benchmarks, we compared the performance of our new non-blocking skip list against the performance of the JDK non-blocking skip list. The results indicate that our implementation can me more than twice as fast as the JDK skip list.
doi:10.1109/icdcs.2013.42 dblp:conf/icdcs/CrainGR13 fatcat:xca2ml7cinegxe7ku6tqnaouge