Darryl Gove (compiler performance engineering, Sun Microsystems) delivered an excellent Sun "Hot Topics" webcast. The topics covered are parallelising using Pthreads (POSIX threads) and OpenMP, auto-parallelisation by the compiler, profiling parallel applications. Finally, detecting data races using the thread analyzer.
These topics are covered in less than 15 minutes. The Sun production team shot a video and captured the screen, then mixed and annotating to create a smooth, fast and easy to watch webcast.
Additional "hot topics" videos are also available on Sun's training site.