- the June 2008 CTP introduces a set of coordination data structures (CDS) that complement PLINQ and the Task Parallel Library
- the System.Threading namespace of the .NET Framework 3.5 already contains a handful of synchronization primitives, such as Events, Monitor, ManualResetEvent, Mutex and Semaphore.
- these types are still very useful for developing multithreading applications, and in fact Parallel Extensions relies on many of them, but sometimes higher-level or lighter-weight primitives are required to facilitate communications between threads
- many parallel applications, however, would benefit greatly from higher-level or lighter-weight constructs are required to facilitate communications between threads such as thread-safe collections, more sophisticated locking primitives, data structures to facilitate work exchange, and types that control how variables are initialized
- Parallel Extensions adds several such constructs to the namespaces of System.Threading and System.Threading.Collections
- these new structures are as follows:
|CDS in System.Threading|
|CDS in System.Threading.Collections|