Parallel Computing in Visual Studio 2010 beta 1

Beta 1 has been available for a few weeks now, and I’ve been seeing a lot of encouraging customer pick-up and feedback.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, I encourage you to head over to MSDN and download a copy.  Once you grab a copy, the VS Beta 1 or Parallel Computing forums are great places to ask questions.  You can also use the Connect site to submit bugs or other feedback directly to the product team.

If you’re looking for a few tips & tricks, I’ve gathered pointers to a few resources that might be of interest to you.  Let me start with some team members:

  • Daniel Moth is the Program Manager responsible for the parallel debugging features, and his blog is always informative and sometimes even entertaining.  :)
  • Hazim Shafi is the architect of the parallel performance analysis features and truly the horse’s mouth when it comes to that entire feature set.
  • The native concurrency team blog is chock full of pithy code snippets and discussion of the finer points of PPL and asynchronous agents.
  • Not to be outdone, the managed code concurrency team blog has been posting regularly on the details of TPL and PLINQ.
  • Feng Yuan is a principal developer on the parallel debugging features, and I’m glad to see he’s recently dusted off his blog!
  • Not strictly VS2010-related, but to get the scoop on one of the hottest incubation projects on the team, check out the Axum team’s blog.

Stretching out beyond our humble team here in Microsoft building 112, here are a few reviews and reactions from the community that might be of interest:

Have you checked out VS 2010’s parallel computing features yet? If so, I’d love to hear what you think.