Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++

Design Patterns for Decomposition and Coordination on Multicore Architectures
Colin Campbell and Ade Miller. Forewords by Tony Hey and Herb Sutter

Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++ A book that introduces C++ programmers to patterns for including parallelism in their applications. Examples of these patterns are parallel loops, parallel tasks and data aggregation with map-reduce. Each pattern has its own chapter. Each chapter includes a description of the problem, an example of where the pattern is applicable, and code that implements the solution. On this site you will find; the accompanying code samples as well as answers to the end of chapter questions.
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Download the samples for each chapter 

The samples are written in C++ and use the Parallel Patterns Library and Asynchronous Agents Library that shipped with Visual Studio 2010.

System Requirements

You will need Visual C++ and at least Visual C++ 2010 Express to run the samples. However, you will need Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate  to use some the parallel diagnostic tools such as the Concurrency Visualizer.

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Last edited Mar 11, 2011 at 6:29 PM by AdeMiller, version 44