Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Dec 2007 22:41 UTC, submitted by Amit Bahree
.NET (dotGNU too) "With all the modern systems using multi-core and multi-processor systems, tapping this new power is an interesting challenge for developers. It also fundamentally starts the shift on how your 'average Joe' interacts with a computer and things that he/she expects to be able to. First, check out the 'Manycore Shift' paper from Microsoft. Second checkout the Parallel Extensions to .NET 3.5 which is a programing model for data and task parallelism. It also helps with coordination on parallel hardware (such as multi-core CPU's) via a common work schedules. There is also a new Parallel Computing Dev Center on MSDN. Before you download the December 2007 CTP, make sure you have the RTM bits of the .NET 3.5 runtime. There are also a number of bugs fixed in this new CTP. If you want a quick introduction then check out a few videos available."
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RE[2]: interesting
by alucinor on Mon 3rd Dec 2007 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE: interesting"
alucinor
Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm using the new Concurrency library in Java 5 extensively. It's making coding this multi-threaded application a breeze.

Whenever MS does something, though, they pay their heralds to laud it with golden trumpets like it's the coming of the Messiah. *yawn* Time to get back to work.

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RE[3]: interesting
by jayson.knight on Mon 3rd Dec 2007 22:44 in reply to "RE[2]: interesting"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"Whenever MS does something, though, they pay their heralds to laud it with golden trumpets like it's the coming of the Messiah"

Not to get nitpicky, but the features new to Java 5 that the parent poster mentioned have been in .Net for 5+ years now in the System.Threading namespace.

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RE[4]: interesting
by ahmetaa on Tue 4th Dec 2007 00:12 in reply to "RE[3]: interesting"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

partially, yes. also "for 5+ years" is not really correct.
for a comparison:
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/concurrent/package-...

Edited 2007-12-04 00:16

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