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The Terrific Toub Tour Trip

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Stephen Toub is on the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft. Jennifer has convinced him to spend a week on the road in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, speaking to customers and visiting user groups. See her blog for more details on the tour.

He will cover concurrency and tools for how to easily develop parallel solutions. This will be an important part of the framework going forward because of the many core problem. As the number of cores in CPUs increase, we will start to have issues with concurrency. We will also want to write code that leverages that hardware. BUT, writing multithreaded code is very difficult, and is insanely hard to debug. Microsoft’s challenge is to provide a framework as part of the platform to make it easy for developers to build parallel applications, with a great degree of quality and productivity.

The official abstract and bio is below. 


Mon 10/26,
Microsoft office
2555 Meridian Blvd, Suite 300
Franklin, TN 37067

Mon 10/26, 6:30-8:30pm
Microsoft office
2555 Meridian Blvd, Suite 300
Franklin, TN 37067

Tues 10/27,
University of Louisville Campus
J.B. Speed Hall, Room 100
No registration required.

Wed 10/28,
Microsoft office
4605 Duke Dr, Suite 800, Mason, OH 45040-9410

Wed 10/28,
MAX Technical Training
4900 Parkway Dr, Suite 160
Mason, OH 45040

Thurs 10/29, 9-11am
Microsoft office, Park Center III, Third Floor, 6050 Oak Tree Blvd S, Independence, OH 44131 

Thurs 10/29, 6:30-8:30pm
Sogeti office at Beacon Place Conference Center
6055 Rockside Woods Blvd, lower level
Independence, OH 44131
To register, please send an email to sam@clevelanddotnet.info with "RSVP" in the subject line.

Fri 10/30,
Microsoft office,
Southfield Town Center, 1000 Town Center Dr., Suite 1930
Southfield, MI 48075

Parallel Computing with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4

With the .NET Framework today, correctly introducing concurrency and parallelism into libraries and applications is difficult, time consuming, and error-prone. However, as the hardware industry shifts towards multi-core and manycore processors, the key to high-performance applications is parallelism. The .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 offer solutions to help make coding, debugging, and profiling concurrent applications significantly easier. In this talk, we’ll examine Parallel LINQ-to-Objects (PLINQ), the Task Parallel Library (TPL), new coordination and synchronization types, and Visual Studio tooling support in order to provide a look at the next generation of parallel programming with .NET.

Stephen Toub is a Senior Program Manager Lead on the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft, where he spends his days focusing on the next generation of programming models and runtimes for concurrency, parallelism, and asynchrony. Stephen is also a Contributing Editor for MSDN® Magazine, for which he writes the .NET Matters column, and he’s an avid speaker at conferences like  PDC, TechEd, and DevConnections. Prior to working on the Parallel Computing Platform, Stephen designed and built enterprise applications for companies such as GE, McGraw-Hill, BankOne, and JetBlue. He was a developer for Microsoft Outlook as well as for the Microsoft Office Solution Accelerators.

Dennis said...
10/26/2009 04:21:00 PM  

Just attended the first one in Franklin, TN and I would like to highly recommend it to anyone in the development food chain who has the time. It was extremely informative and timely.

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