Parallel Programming with TPL and Dataflow

Wednesday January 23rd, 2008
Michael Heydt
Lone Star College - Montgomery

Computing power of systems is increasing through the use of multiple cores instead of by the increase in processor speed. To take advantage of these proliferating cores, one must learn what has historically been error prone multi-threaded programming. To assist the programmer in easily developing multithreaded applications that fully utilize all this power, .Net 4.0 and 4.5 have added extensions to the language and additional libraries that greatly facilitate the programmer in harnessing these capabilities. This session will overview the use of the Task Parallel Library, Dataflow, Reactive Extensions and Async/Await constructs in .Net that will allow you to become a parallel programming guru.

Michael Heydt

Michael Heydt is Principal Technologist with SunGard Global Service’s Advanced Technologies Group, where he builds energy and financial trading systems using Microsoft.NET and Cloud Services, utilizing rich and natural user interfaces. He has just short of 30 years experience building Microsoft based software, and is frequently speaks at .NET user groups and conference on the latest and greatest features of .NET, C# and Azure. In his spare time he works on his real passion, making the technology of Minority Report a reality with his array of Kinect’s.