How to reap the benefits of multi-core processors? Forget about juggling multiple threads yourself! Focus on processes, split them up in tasks, and let the data flow. Microsoft´s Concurrency Coordination Runtime (CCR) will do the rest. Rather than concerning yourself with the intricacies of the System.Threading namespace to manage and synchronise a host of threads or let your mind be boggled by exception handling during parallel computations, lean back and become the plumber of a mesh of concurrent components. The CCR raises the level of abstraction considerably for parallel programming. Think in terms of easy to use data "pipes" and data flow control patterns instead of threads and critical sections. It´s much simpler. It leads to more scalable application architectures. Promised!