If you are coming to this year's TechEd in Europe let me know about it.
You are also welcome to join my session on Friday titled "Parallel Programming for Embedded". The session covers parallel computing in general and in particular for embedded systems. The most important part is that it is using a language that infrastructure people can relate to. If you ever used DOS, Device Drivers, low level C and C++, and basic Win32 API then you should come. The session uses this to your advantage. On the other hand web developers will fins this eye opening.
The hardware was always parallel and therefore the kernel environment has always been fully parallel, and guess what, It is working.