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  • Blog Post: New Feature? :: Delayed cancellation

    We’re interested in adding support for scheduling cancellation. For example: // Create a token source that will Cancel() after a delay var cts = new CancellationTokenSource(TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(100)); // And/or schedule a Cancel() call cts.CancelAfter(TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds...
  • Blog Post: New Feature? :: ThreadLocal<T>.Values

    We’ve been considering adding a Values property to System.Threading.ThreadLocal<T>. Values would return a collection of all current values from all threads (e.g. what you’d get if you evaluated Value from each thread). This would allow for easy aggregations, and in fact in our Parallel...
  • Blog Post: Creating pre-completed Tasks

    We’ve been considering adding support for creating completed Tasks from an existing result. Here’s a prototypical example of where this could be valuable. void Task<float> ComputeAsync(...) { if (!resultIsCached) { return Task<float>.Factory.StartNew(() =>...
  • Blog Post: DryadLinq now available also for non-academic use

    Several months ago, Microsoft announced for academic customers the availability of DryadLINQ . DryadLINQ is a LINQ provider developed by Microsoft Research that enables .NET developers to use the LINQ programming model for writing distributed queries and computations against a cluster of computers using...
  • Blog Post: Feedback requested: Enumerating Concurrent Collections

    The June 2008 CTP of Parallel Extensions contained a first look at some of the work we're doing to augment the .NET Framework with a set of additional coordination data structures that aid in the development of highly concurrent applications.  This included two thread-safe collections, ConcurrentQueue<T>...
  • Blog Post: Feedback requested: TaskManager shutdown, Fair scheduling

    One of the primary reasons we've released CTPs of Parallel Extensions is to solicit feedback on the design and functionality it provides.  Does it provide all of the APIs you need to get your job done?  Are there scenarios you wished the APIs supported and that you need to work around in klunky...
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