The Parallel Computing Platform team's David Callahan (Distinguished Engineer) and Keith Yedlin (Product Unit Manager) sit down with me to discuss Microsoft's vision for general purpose Parallel Computing. Keith demos the power of the Microsoft Parallel
Computing Platform on a 26 processor machine. Even cooler than the substantial performance improvements is the small change to a for loop (adding .NET Extensions' new Parallel.For) that results in incredible performance gains. See for yourself.
Of course, this is Channel 9 (and I am without Marketing bones...) so we talk about a lot of things related to concurrency and parallel computing. Do we have all the answers? Of course not. Are we making significant strides in our quest to bring more super
computing capability to the general purpose software developer. David is a seasoned veteran in the parallel computing space (he was an engineer at Cray...) and he owns the Microsoft "Quest" for parallel computing, generally. Keith has to make sure that we
come up with is truly useful to customers and not just simplified rocket science.