Here is a good blog posting on 10 Ways to Reduce Lock Contention. Even though our .NET-based client-side framework behaves well, I should take these hints and examine our framework with a fine-tooth comb.
I am also following all of the recent developments in Parallel Programming coming out of Microsoft. I wonder how much Joe Duffy's team interacted with the Accelerator guys from Microsoft Labs. I am also very interested to see if our Derivatives Analytics team, which is very strong in .NET, can leverage this new technology instead of/in additon to some of the proprietary technology offered by hardware acceleration vendors.
By the way ... I just started using Google reader. This blog is one of the blogs that Google Reader automatically recommended.
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