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Parallel Programming with .NET 3.5

How do you speed up the iterative activities in your program? May be routines that queries a chunk of data and processes 1 by 1. Sometimes there are scenarios where you have optimized your code to the maximum, indexed your tables, moved dynamic queries to stored procs etc. and yet you need to make it more faster.

Parallel Extensions for .NET 3.5 SP1 on DevLabs
This is officially shipped with .NET Framework 4. If you're using .NET 3.5 SP1, however, you can still obtain an unsupported release of Parallel Extensions. It's available as part of the Reactive Extensions (Rx) DevLabs release, in the System.Threading.dll.

In order to use the features with .NET 3.5 applications, you will need to add a reference to the back ported standalone DLL named System.Threading.dll. This additional step is not present with .NET 4, since the parallel technology is baked into core CLR components.

You can download the libraries via Parallel Extensions for .NET 3.5 SP1 on DevLabs.

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