Developing with New Parallel Computing Technologies in VS2010 and .NET 4.0
Multi-processor machines are now becoming standard while the speed increases of single processors have slowed down. In fact, most applications use just a single core and see no speed improvements when run on a multi-core machine. The key to performance improvements is therefore to run a program on multiple processors in parallel.
Architects & Developers will appreciate the new Parallel Computing capabilities now enabled with the .NET 4.0 libraries such as the .NET Parallel Extensions and C++ Concurrency Runtime along with the complementary tools support with Visual Studio 2010. Learn how to really take advantage of all those processors at your disposal in today’s PC hardware profile… Windows Server 2008 R2 and the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 now support more than 64 Logical Processors (LP) on a single computer. Now you really can “Do More with Less!”
Speaker: Jeff Barnes
Jeff Barnes (http://blogs.msdn.com/jbarnes) is the Microsoft Architect Evangelist for the Gulf States District where he engages with the local Architect community to help solve tough business problems with leading-edge technology. Jeff has been with Microsoft for over 11 years and has spent over 7 of those years as an architect in the Microsoft Consulting Services organization working with Fortune 100 customers throughout North America.
Prior to Microsoft, Jeff worked for several large insurance, manufacturing, and retail companies in South Florida. Jeff has a passion around the discipline and challenges of software engineering, recognizing that architecture has as much of a social context as a technical one. He especially enjoys the freedom and flexibility that .NET brings to the table in order solve the next generation of tough technical challenges.
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Tampa Bay IASA Chapter
The Tampa Bay chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is dedicated to building a community of professionals interested in topics related to software architecture, and welcomes anyone who is actively working as a software architect or has an interest in becoming one.
We hope to provide a mechanism for software architects to network with each other, provide a technical outlet and information source to help keep up with the latest trends and technologies, and also help foster new speakers. We are mostly Microsoft focused, but we try to keep the topics as product-agnostic as possible and always keep the focus on architecture related topics.