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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 43. Parallel Programming and Parallel LINQ

Modern computers ship with multicore architectures, meaning that they have more than one processor. The simplest home computer has at least dual-core architecture, so you surely have a machine with multiple processors. Managed applications do their work using only one processor. This makes things easier, but with this approach you do not unleash all the system resources. The reason is that all elaborations rely on a single processor that is overcharged and will take more time. Having the possibility of scaling the application execution over all ...

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