Where Do We Go From Here, Part 1.

The Performance of Desktop Applications in the ManyCore Era The Quad-cores are coming! The Quad-cores are coming! Beginning in early 2008, machines with the latest quad-core processors became available from the major manufacturers. Should you be excited about the prospect? Should you run right out and buy one? These machines will have 4 independent processor…


Who Am I and What Am I Doing Writing a Blog?

My name is Mark Friedman and I have been working here at Microsoft as an Architect in the Developer Division Performance Engineering team since October 2006. Although I am a newbie here, I am an industry veteran with an extensive background in software product development, particularly in developing monitoring tools for finding and resolving performance…

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