geekSpeak Recording - Parallel Computing APIs in .NET 4.0 with Mark Michaelis

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We are approaching an asymptote for processor speeds using current technology. To overcome this, computer power is increasing by scaling the number of processors used within a system. This increase in multithreading capabilities, however, complicates development considerably. In this geekSpeak, we'll chat with Microsoft Regional Director Mark Michaelis about how .NET 4.0 simplifies this paradigm with new APIs that leverage the power of recent .NET language extensions and .NET 4.0 API enhancements - Task Parallel Library and ParallelLINQ. Your hosts for this geekSpeak are Lynn Langit and Mithun Dhar.
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Presenters: Mark Michaelis, Enterprise Software Architect, Itron, Inc.

Mark Michaelis is an Enterprise Software Architect at Itron Inc. Additionally, Mark recently started intelliTechture, a software engineering and consulting company with high end skills in Microsoft VSTS/TFS, BizTalk, SharePoint, and .NET 3.0. Mark also serves as a Chief Software Architect and Trainer for IDesign Inc. Mark holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Illinois and an MS in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Directory. Starting in 1996, he has been a Microsoft MVP for C#, Visual Studio Team System, and the Windows SDK. He serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, the Connected Systems Division and VSTS/TFS. Mark speaks at developer conferences both nationally and internationally and has written several articles and books, in addition to maintaining a blog at His most recent book is Essential C# 3.0 (Addison-Wesley, 2008). When not bonding with his computer, Mark is busy with his family or training for the Ironman.



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