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New in 7.0: Systems Interfaces & Deployment
Version 7.0 introduces built-in zero-configuration parallel computing. Taking full advantage of Mathematica's unique symbolic architecture, Version 7.0 provides an unprecedentedly easy and powerful system for taking advantage of multicore and network parallel computing environments. Version 7.0 also introduces new operations on file names that enhance integration into the systems programming workflow.
Parallelize evaluate an expression using automatic parallelization
ParallelTry try different computations in parallel, giving the first result obtained
ParallelSubmit submit expressions to be evaluated concurrently
WaitAll, WaitNext wait for concurrent evaluations to finish
$KernelCount  ▪ $KernelID  ▪ Kernels  ▪ AbortKernels  ▪ CloseKernels  ▪ ...
New System Interface Features
SendMail send any Mathematica expression, graphic, etc. as email
SystemOpen use your operating system to open a file
FileNameSplit split a file name into directory and name parts
FileNameJoin assemble a file name from a list of components
AbsoluteFileName determine the absolute name for a file in your filesystem
DirectoryQ  ▪ FileExistsQ  ▪ FindFile  ▪ FileBaseName  ▪ FileExtension  ▪ ...