How to use C++ AMP from C# using WinRT

[Updated 5/17/2012 for Visual Studio 11 Beta] In a previous article, How to use C++ AMP to C#, we described how you can use P/Invoke to call into C++ AMP and accelerate your C# apps on GPUs and other heterogeneous hardware. In this post, we’ll take a look at how the same task becomes easier… Read more

How to use C++ AMP from C#

[Updated 5/17/2012 for Visual Studio 11 Beta] In Visual Studio 11 Beta, C++ AMP enables you to accelerate your applications using heterogeneous hardware such as GPUs. If you are a .NET developer, you can still use C++ AMP in your applications. You’ll write most of your code in C#, the pieces to execute on the… Read more

Parallelism coverage in April 2010 MSDN Magazine

The April 2010 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available, and it has several nice articles that highlight the new parallel programming support in Visual Studio 2010.  Check out Doug Turnure’s “Better Coding: Better Coding with Visual Studio 2010” and Sumit Kumar’s “Visual C++: Exploring New C++ and MFC Features in Visual Studio 2010“…. Read more

PDC09 Parallelism Session Videos Now Available

Attendees at PDC09 this past week were privy to quite a few sessions on parallel computing.  Now that the videos of these sessions are online, you can view them as well from the comfort of your own home.  Here are some of the key parallelism-related sessions from this past week: Overview The State of Parallel… Read more

Parallelism Videos Galore

It’s been a hectic and exciting few weeks, and we on the Parallel Computing Platform team have been having a great time talking with customers all over the world, at the PDC, at TechEd EMEA, at DevConnections, through Channel 9, and more.  A lot of the resulting material is now available online for viewing, so… Read more

Concurrent, Multi-core Programming on Windows and .NET

Thanks to everyone who attended our PDC pre-conference session yesterday on parallelism and concurrency!  We had a wonderful turnout at the event, and David, Joe, and I all had a terrific time. Attached to this post are the slides we presented. (It turns out that the PDC site does allow you to submit an evaluation… Read more

Native concurrency, tools, and TM

The Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft is working on much more than Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework… A few weeks back, Charles from Channel 9 spoke with us about our efforts on supporting concurrency and parallelism in native code; the video of that conversation was released this week, and you can view it… Read more

Announcing the "Parallel Programming in Native Code" Blog

Our colleagues working on native concurrency have just launched the Parallel Programming in Native Code blog.  We’re all on the same team and work really closely to ensure that the right programming models are exposed both for managed and native consumers, so you will be able to use your language of choice.   Here’s a… Read more