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  • Blog Post: ParallelExtensionsExtras Tour #16 – Asynchronous Tasks for WebClient, SmtpClient, and Ping

    NET 4.0 includes significant advancements for developers writing parallel and concurrent applications, including Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), the Task Parallel Library (TPL), new thread-safe collections, and a variety of new coordination and synchronization data structures. In this installment of the ParallelExtensionsExtras...
  • Blog Post: Executing Unit Tests in parallel on a multi-CPU/core machine

    Here’s a brilliant use of the new parallel computing capabilities exposed in the .NET 4.0 framework and Visual Studio 2010 – the ability to run your Unit Tests in Parallel across multiple cores. In Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft introduced the ability to run tests in parallel.  Many machines today...
  • Blog Post: Take the .NET ParallelExtensions Tour

      See how to really speed things up with the new ParallelExtensions in the .NET 4.0 Framework.  These extensions to the framework make it super easy to add support for parallel computing and let you take advantage of all those multi-core processors out there in your environment. Parallel computing...
  • Blog Post: got concurrency?

    The free lunch is over! Multicore processors have become widely available, and single-threaded performance in new processors is likely to remain relatively flat. That means added pressure on software developers to improve application performance by taking better advantage of parallelism. Multithreaded...
  • Blog Post: Patterns for Parallel Programming Released

    The parallel processing team at Microsoft has released a new whitepaper that provides a detailed and in-depth tour of support in the Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 for parallel programming. This includes an examination of common parallel patterns and how they’re implemented without and with this new support...
  • Blog Post: Which .NET language is best for Parallelism?

    Wondering which .NET language is best at handing parallel programming in .NET 4.0? Check-out this blog post by the Parallel extensions team to find out if the winner is C#, F#, Visual Basic.NET, IronPython, or C++/CLI? Hint: Y ou can introduce parallelism in your applications using any .NET language...
  • Blog Post: A Tour Through the Parallel Programming Samples for .NET 4

    Now that the “Release Candidate” of Visual Studio 2010 and the NET 4.0 Framework is just around the corner – it’s time to get with the new economy and see how you can “Do More With Less” with the Parallel Extensions for the .NET Framework.  The Parallel Extensions team has recently released a plethora...
  • Blog Post: Tuning a Parallel LINQ File Search Application

    Ever wonder what performance issues you will run into when you attempt to take advantage of the new Parallel processing capabilities in .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010?   Ever think that all it takes to go from LINQ to PLINQ is to add a “.AsParallel()” statement to your LINQ query? This post...
  • Blog Post: PDC09 - Parallel Push Takes Another Step Forward

    Darryl K. Taft , covering the Microsoft PDC for eWeek , interviews S. “Soma” Somasegar , senior vice president of Microsoft Developer Division about the advancements in support for parallel programming in the .NET Framework, something Soma calls data parallelism… “We are grappling with something called...
  • Blog Post: Parallelism for the Masses - with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Framework

    Want to know how to really take advantage of all those multi-core processor machines out there? Tired of waiting for your old sequential applications to complete - while most of your multi-core CPU processors stand by like Turnpike Workers (one guy in the ditch digging – while 3 guys watch from above...
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