AsyncController: Server-side parallelism
José M. Pérez / December 24, 2010
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Today I have come across a feature that has been around since ASP.Net MVC 2 and that allows Asynchronous processing of controller actions. It is nicely explained on Using an Asynchronous Controller in ASP.NET MVC on MSDN website.
It is very useful on long-running requests, since it avoids thread-blocking while the request is being processed. In addition, it exposes AsyncManager, that can be used to increase parallelism in an action by splitting the execution of independent operations.