Over the past few months you've seen several interviews with members of Microsoft's Parallel Computing Platform team
and we've learned about tooling advances, managed support
for parallelism (Parallel Extensions for .NET), and native support for parallelism (the Concurrency Runtime).
Here, we meet the leader of the Parallel Computing Platform team, General Manager Lynne Hill. Lynne is a veteran Microsoft leader, starting the Parallel Computing Team and builiding it into what it is today, a relatively large organization with many virtual
members spread across the entire company. The Parallel Computing Team (and the industry at large, of course) have a tremendously daunting task: bringing parallel computing to the general purpose masses. The Parallel Computing Platform is in fact making significant
strides in this area, as I hope we've made clear on Channel 9. Lynne tells us about the vision of her team, the history of the problem and the future of parallelism. She makes it clear that with the advent of much more computing power the industry is poised
to invent some incredibly interesting technologies that will enable new classes of computation experience for computer users. Now, the problem of getting a grip on how to harness the impending power of many-core in reasonable ways is of paramount importance.
Go Lynne! Go!