C++ Agents

At PDC 2008, we talked a lot about agents-based programming, in particular during the native C++ talks on parallel programming. We showed how the agents library that we plan to ship in VS 2010 can be used to overlap I/O with computationally intensive processing to raise the throughput of a program. I thought I should…

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My Wednesday PDC talk on Channel 9

If anyone is interested, I just found the Channel 9 link to my Wednesday talk on the Concurrency Runtime. As I said earlier, the topic is a deep dive, so it’s rather dry… https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL22/  

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Last Day at PDC

The symposium panel Thursday went off pretty well. A much smaller crowd than at the other talks, but it was late in the program and people were starting heading home. It’s not easy to compete with lunch, either. Not a lot of controversy on the panel, we were mostly talking about futures in our different…

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PDC Day 3

I did my first talk Wednesday, “A Deep Dive Into the Concurrency Runtime,” where I talked about how to extend the PPL and Agents native libraries and how to build your own scheduler with our runtime. A rather dry topic, I almost managed to bore myself. However, the room was filled to capacity and more,…

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PDC 2008 Day 1

It’s been a long time since I last attended PDC, but now it’s in full swing. Last night, I met with a group of customers and partners from Sweden and gave an impromptu presentation about manycore futures. Sweden is not a big country, but it seems the groups is the third largest at PDC, after…

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PDC 2008

Next week is PDC 2008. Presentations are done, demos are being rehearsed, and I’m excited to go to my first PDC in 15 years. Last time, I worked for a partner, not for Microsoft. Anyway, my presentation “Deep Dive into the Concurrency Runtime’ is Wednesday, and I’m talking about how to add functionality to our concurrency…

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