Presentation: "Concurrent Programming with Parallel Extensions to .NET"

Time: Wednesday 15:40 - 16:30

Location: Musikhuset C 103

Abstract: Multi-core is here to stay. The free lunch is over, and software will achieve the bulk of its future performance and scaling benefits via the use of concurrency. This includes server-side cloud computing, but also fine-grained parallelism within client apps. Parallel Extensions to .NET includes new APIs and common infrastructure that makes it feasible to exploit these new processor capabilities. This includes: Parallel LINQ, a data parallel implementation of LINQ-to-Objects enabling a functional and declarative approach to parallelism; the Task Parallel Library (TPL), providing object-oriented and imperative parallelism features; and, Coordination Data Structures (CDS), a suite of additional classes for common concurrency patterns, including a set of scalable, often lock-free collections. This talk explores a lot of ground and some best practices along the way.
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Joe Duffy, Microsoft

 Joe  Duffy JOE DUFFY is the development lead and architect for Parallel Extensions to .NET at Microsoft. He spends most of his time hacking code, overseeing the design of the library, and managing an amazing team of developers. His new book, Concurrent Programming on Windows (Addison-Wesley), will be available in October, 2008.