How PLINQ Works

We can approach the question of how PLINQ does its magic in two ways. We can look behind the scenes and study various techniques used to partition input sequences efficiently, to avoid locking when merging results together and to analyze the query wholesale to decide on certain parallelization strategies at runtime. Although all of this is incredibly interesting, we would need a whole book to cover all of this. Alternatively (and what we do here), we can ask ourselves how PLINQ gets a chance to analyze the query expression for various forms of optimization at runtime. This is immediately related to the query pattern we’ve seen before.

Let’s start by repeating the exercise of decomposing a query expression, this time with an

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