For the .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview, a lot of work has been done to improve the Task Parallel Library (TPL), in terms of functionality, in terms of performance, and in terms of integration with the rest of the .NET Framework.
It’s been a few months since April when we last released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of System.Threading.Tasks.Dataflow.dll, aka “TPL Dataflow”. Today for your programming pleasure, we have another update.
As mentioned in “What’s New for Parallelism in .NET 4.5”, System.Threading.Tasks.Dataflow.dll is part of the .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview released last week at the BUILD conference.
[Updated 5/17/2012 for Visual Studio 11 Beta]
In Visual Studio 11 Beta, C++ AMP enables you to accelerate your applications using heterogeneous hardware such as GPUs.
If you are a .NET developer, you can still use C++ AMP in your applications.
Thanks to everyone who attended my two talks at BUILD this past week, and I hope you enjoyed the sessions! For those of you unable to attend in person, the recordings of the talks are now available on Channel9:
Building parallelized apps with .NET and Visual Studio
The zen of async: Best practices for best performance
There were hundreds of other sessions this week at BUILD,
.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 saw the introduction of a wide range of new support for parallelism: the Task Parallel Library (TPL), Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), new synchronization and coordination primitives and collections (e.g. ConcurrentDictionary), an improved ThreadPool for handling parallel workloads,
So many of you have asked about it, and it’s finally here. You can now download the RC SDK and Developer Runtime of Silverlight 5, which includes TPL Tasks!