Via one of the sessions at WinHEC, Microsoft is promising to get involved in the manycore shift to the point where it will make “parallel computing personal. “In the era of multicore processors, parallel programming is key to unlocking the power of multiple CPUs that enable immersive new end-user experiences that are impossible on today's PCs,” Microsoft revealed.
But ahead of WinHEC 2008, Microsoft will reveal its parallel efforts at PDC 2008. The Redmond giant has no less than nine sessions lined up on parallelism, but the fact is that the discussion related to parallel computing will start ahead of the conference. In the video embedded at the bottom of this article, Stephen Toub, a Senior Program Manager Lead on the Parallel Computing Platform, talks about the events which will precede PDC 2008:
“You'll want to get up to speed with the current state of the art in parallel computing patterns and platform technologies like the Task Parallel Library, Parallel Extensions for the .NET Framework, etc. This is where a the Parallelism PreCon comes in. Spend all day with experts in parallelism (Joe Duffy, David Callahan, Steven Toub) and learn about what you can do today to take advantage of multi-core machines.”
PDC08: Parallelism Track and PreCon with Stephen Toub