Parallel Computing for Managed Developers (Repeats on Friday)
The microprocessor industry has undergone a major paradigm shift from increasing clock speed with each successive hardware revision to increasing core count and potential for parallelism. This change requires software developers to think parallel in order to extract performance and provide a competitive user experience. This session discusses the new programming model and tools technologies in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, including the Task Parallel Library (TPL), Parallel Language Integrated Query (PLINQ), and Concurrent Data Structures (CDS). Developers will also gain a deeper understanding of the advantages of building applications using these task-centric parallel technologies and will see demonstrations of several important patterns for parallelization.