Samples posted for the Parallel Pattern Library and Concurrency Runtime

Following the release of Visual Studio 2010, we’ve just published a set of sample applications for using the Parallel Pattern Library, the Agents Library and the Concurrency Runtime on code gallery.  These supplement the documentation and samples provided on msdn for Beta1. The samples include using task parallelism with PPL, a few based examples of using the Agents…

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Concurrency Runtime and Windows 7

Microsoft has recently released a beta for Windows 7, and a look at the official web site (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx) will show you a pretty impressive list of new features and usability enhancements. I encourage you to go look them over for yourself, but in this article I’m going to focus on a couple of Win7 features…

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Dave Probert ‘goes deep’ on Win7 User Mode Scheduled Threads

Charles Torre just posted a great Channel9 session with Windows kernel architect Dave Probert on functionality new to Windows7: User Mode Scheduled (UMS) Threads.  Much like fibers, UMS threads enable a user mode scheduler (like the Concurrency Runtime) to have control over scheduling of threads in user mode; however unlike fibers, UMS threads keep the TEB and…

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