NamedMapTKey, TValueInvokeTParam, TResult Method (NamedMapInvokableTKey, TValue, TParam, TResult, TParam, TimeSpan)

ScaleOut Software NamedCache API

Namespace:  Soss.Client.Concurrent
Assembly:  soss_namedcache (in soss_namedcache.dll) Version:

public TResult Invoke<TParam, TResult>(
	NamedMapInvokable<TKey, TValue, TParam, TResult> operation,
	TParam parameter,
	TimeSpan invokeTimeout


Type: Soss.Client.ConcurrentNamedMapInvokableTKey, TValue, TParam, TResult
Parallel operation to run
Type: TParam
Invocation parameter
Type: SystemTimeSpan
Timeout for the distributed invocation operation

Type Parameters

Type of parameter object
Type of result object

Return Value

Type: TResult
Result object of type TResult

Performing a parallel method invocation using the NamedMap class
using System;
using System.Reflection;
using Soss.Client;
using Soss.Client.Concurrent;

// Perform a distributed PMI operation using NamedMap.Invoke() to
// find the factorial of 12 (479,001,600).
// Prior to calling the Invoke method, the PMI operation is defined 
// using the NamedMapInvokable class, whose "Eval" and "Merge" callbacks 
// need to be specified at construction. The Eval method is called for 
// every object in the named map and, in this sample, is simply returns 
// the object that is being evaluated. The Merge method is used to 
// combine results from the Eval method calls--the PMI engine calls it 
// repeatedly to consolidate results down to a single result object that is 
// returned to the original NamedMap.Invoke() caller. 
class InvokeUsage
    static void Main(string[] args)
        NamedMap<string, int> map = new NamedMap<string, int>("Sample Map");

        // Configure an invocation grid that will be used to run Parallel
        // Method Invocation (PMI) operations on the elements in the 
        // named map. An invocation grid is responsible for deploying your
        // custom code to worker processes that run on machines across the farm.
        InvocationGridBuilder igBuilder = new InvocationGridBuilder("MyGrid");

        InvocationGrid grid = igBuilder.Load();
        map.InvocationGrid = grid;

        // Adding 12 integers (1 - 12) to the named map:
        for (int i = 1; i <= 12; i++)
            map.TryAdd(i.ToString(), i);

        // Use the NamedMapInvokable to define the Eval and Merge delegates:
        var factorialInvokable = new NamedMapInvokable<string, int, string, int>
            // Eval callback:
            (key, value, parameter) => { return value; },

            // Merge callback:
            (firstResult, secondResult, param) => { 
                firstResult *= secondResult;
                return firstResult; 

        // Issue the Invoke call to execute the Eval and Merge logic
        // against all elements in the named map in parallel across 
        // all hosts in the ScaleOut farm. Specifying a 60 second 
        // timeout for the entire distributed operation.
        int factorial = map.Invoke(factorialInvokable, null, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(60));

        Console.WriteLine("fact(12): {0}", factorial);

        // Clean up
        if (grid != null)
        if (map != null)
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