mlalevic mlalevic

Niner since 2007


  • Programming in the Age of Concurrency - Anders Hejlsberg and Joe Duffy: Concurrent Programming with

    The way I see it this library should help us build more efficient multithreaded applications easier. It does not remove all the job from developer, you still need to parallelize your program in inteligent manner.

    What I want to say is that if you wrote a program to be single threaded then there is no way that you'll just say Parallel.For and you instantly have multithreaded application; you most probably have to do some additional work. I believe though it is possible and it should be easily possible to analyze some shared state access and at least warn developer on possibility that there might be an access that is not thread safe.

    I was investigating some multicore architectures with thread level speculative parallelism and they do what some of comments suggested, check on dependencies between multiple loop executions trying to speculatively execute them in parallel. Well if you want to know more about that here is the link: ; maybe that could help.

    I can't wait for CTP, do we know the date when it is coming out? This should be big leap forward from efficiency point of view, and I would like to see if it could be customized to use a similar approach for, lets say, desktop grid computing?