Murder, Blood and Thread Safe Singletons

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

It’s Saturday and I’ve been working on my book on Parallel Programming, except for a brief break to go to CrossFit. Useful Piece of Information #1: Don’t do pull-ups until your hands are trashed if you’re planning on spending the afternoon typing. I had lots of useful ...

Patterns of Parallel Programming – TechEd Talk Online

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The deck and video from my talk at TechEd 2010 are now available online. The talk walks through many of the patterns in the book “A Guide to Parallel Programming” and uses many of the nice artwork we’ve had created for the book. Tiberiu Covaci ...

A Guide to Parallel Programming – Book and Talk at TechEd

Monday, June 7th, 2010

So I finally took delivery of beta version of “A Guide to Parallel Programming”. This contains the Preface, Introduction and Chapters 2: Parallel Loops and Chapter 5: Futures. They arrived at TechEd and I had a very sweaty time getting them from the hotel to the conference center. ...

A Guide to Parallel Programming – TechEd Events

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I’ll also be talking about the book at TechEd in New Orleans next week. I have one talk scheduled… ARC205 | Patterns of Parallel Programming Room 276, Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:15pm Multi-core and HPC technologies are rapidly moving into the computing mainstream, allowing us to develop applications with improved performance, increased responsiveness, ...

A Guide to Parallel Programming – Drafts of Chapters 3 & 4

Monday, May 31st, 2010

We’ve just dropped another two chapters and sample code to the Parallel Programming Guide to CodePlex site. These next two draft chapters are: Chapter 3 Parallel Tasks Chapter 2 shows how you can use a parallel loop to ...

Microsoft’s Technical Computing Initiative

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I’m so excited to see Microsoft has announced it’s Technical Computing Initiative. You can see a bunch of interviewers with key people both inside and outside of Microsoft have to say here www.modelingtheworld.com  There’s lots of videos. As Tony Hey says (in his video on the site): “We did 20 years of research ...

A Guide to Parallel Programming – Drafts of Preface and Chapter 1

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

We’ve just dropped the preface and first chapter  to the Parallel Programming Guide to CodePlex site. This is in addition to chapters 2 & 5 which released last week. Preface This book describes patterns for parallel programming, with code examples that use the Parallel Extensions of .NET Framework 4.0 and the ...

Seattle Code Camp

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

I’ve put the decks for today’s talks online you can download them. Due to the erupting volcano in Iceland Tiberiu Covaci couldn’t make Code Camp so Reed Copsey and I filled in the gaps. Talk Videos will be appearing here soon. Fast… Faster… FASTER! Adventures in ...

A Guide to Parallel Programming – Drafts of Chapters 2 and 5

Friday, April 16th, 2010

We’ve just dropped the first two chapters and sample code to the Parallel Programming Guide to CodePlex site. We have a group of advisors helping us with the content but if you you’re interested in reading what we have so far and providing feedback on it then ...

Seattle Code Camp is Coming

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

My talk, “Fast… Faster… FASTER!” got accepted at Seattle Code Camp. I’ll be speaking at 10:15 on Saturday 17th. In a rare display of organization I’ve even started writing the deck with a little help from Banksy on the graphics. I’ll also be putting some more of the source code ...