F# PowerPack supports PLINQ

The F# team has released the F# PowerPack for download on CodePlex, and we’re very excited that the PowerPack now has direct support for PLINQ.  From the CodePlex site: F# Parallel LINQ IntegrationFSharp.PowerPack.Parallel.dll provides an F#-style API for parallel operations on sequences that are part of .NET 4.0 as System.Linq.ParallelEnumerable class. The API is akin… 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

Samples for Parallel Programming with the .NET Framework 4

Along with the release of the .NET Framework 4 Beta 1, we’ve just published a slew of samples that demonstrate using Parallel Extensions in a variety of ways.  You can download these from Code Gallery at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ParExtSamples. These samples include raytracers, a sudoku game, an image colorization algorithm, solvers for the n-queens problem, fractal image… Read more

F# and the Task Parallel Library

Over on his blog, Don Syme has a post about F# and Parallel Extensions: “Over the coming year I expect we’ll be seeing this library used very widely from F#, and we’ll eventually be using the TPL as a key underlying technology for F# asynchronous workflows. TPL excels at CPU-intensive parallelism and exploiting multiple cores, especially in… Read more