Patterns of Parallel Programming at PDC 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 – 10:38 AM

PDC 2009The patterns & practices team are hosting a Pre-Conference Day at the Professional Developers Conference 2009.

We’ve got a great day lined up for you with speakers like Herb Sutter and Steven Toub—Senior Program Manager on the Parallel Computing Platform—and Richard Ciapala—Principle Developer on the HPC Server team. The agenda for PDC has just been announced and we’ll have more details soon. In the meantime here’s and outline of the Pre-Con:

Patterns of Parallel Programming
A tutorial on Fundamental Patterns and Practices for Parallelism

The transition from single-core to multi-core technology is altering computing as we know it, enabling increased productivity, powerful energy-efficient performance, and leading-edge advanced computing experiences. Multi-core and HPC technologies are rapidly moving into the computing mainstream, allowing us to develop applications with improved performance, increased responsiveness and reduced latency.

This workshop is aimed at experienced software developers who are relatively new to the parallel computing space but expect it to become more important to their work.

The workshop will help software developers understand the fundamental challenges of parallel computing, that span from the client to the cluster, such as synchronization, shared state and moving from multi-core to multi-server. The session will show how established software patterns can help developers building on both Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform—consisting of Task Parallel Library, PLINQ and Coordination Data Structures for .NET development and Parallel Patterns Library and Concurrency Runtime for C++—and the HPC platform. The presenters will describe the patterns in a bigger context, share their experience, and demonstrate implementations of these patterns in examples and demos.

Learn how to add these patterns and new technologies to your toolbox.

If you’re considering attending then we’d love to hear your feedback on what you’d like to see covered during our sessions. Post a comment here or on the PDC page.

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