Parallel Programming Talk - Gastón Hillar on getting business develop concurrent applications

Gastón Hillar joined Clay and Aaron to discuss the state of parallel programming at software companies and developing applications with C# & .NET.

Gastón Hillar independent software consultant and the author of "C# 2008 and 2005 Threaded Programming: Beginner's Guide". He has been researching about parallel programming, multiprocessor and multi-core since 1997.

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Threading Challenge 2009
The second problem is now closed and we are in the middle of the third challenge which is due May 22nd. Challenge number four started May 18th. Check it out and post your questions to the forums.

F.A.Q. Parallel Programming And Multi-Core Enabling
Aaron and the team put together a list of commonly asked questions about parallel programming and multi-core enabling. We added links to some of our best online sources of information. Please take a moment to check out the list and let us know what you think we should add.

Rapid Parallel Application Development
We've published a technical paper on model driven development as a fantastic way to take advantage of multi-core computing infrastructure as it is very easy to parallelize steps. By visually branching different paths of execution, a user can parallelize steps without the need to understand intricacies of multi-threaded programming. The paper highlights using Microsoft® Integration Services platform as a means for building parallel applications.

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On Today's Show:

Gastón Hillar talked with Clay and Aaron about his professional experience working with software development team (and managers and executives) to get them to see the light when it comes to developing concurrent application for multi-core. Gastón Hillar is active in the Intel Software Network forums and is a guest blogger about .Net, C# and other technology that enables multi-core application development.

Coming Up

On the May 26th episode of Parallel Programming Talk we will have James Reinders talk about Intel Parallel Studio.
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