Parallel computing is an important focus in the .NET Framework 4 as developers create applications that can take full advantage of multi-core processors. In this unit, you'll learn about the new additions to the .NET Framework to make developing parallel code easier.
Parallel Extensions: Building Multicore Applications with .NET
Microsoft's Parallel Computing Platform (PCP) is providing tools enabling developers to leverage the power of Multicore processors in an efficient, maintainable, and scalable manner. Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework brings several important concepts into this toolset. In this Hands-On Lab, you will learn how to parallelize an existing algorithm by using the static Parallel helper class, create and run Tasks, use the Future<T> class to create and run Tasks that return a value and use Parallel LINQ (PLINQ) to optimize LINQ queries to exectue in a parallel environment.