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Definitions

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  • n. A form of microprocessor parallelization where each physical processor is treated as two virtual processors.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ threading, coined as a trademark (Hyper-Threading Technology) by Intel.

Examples

  • The Nehalem family also supports a technology called hyperthreading that allows a chip under some circumstances to simultaneously conduct two sets of instructions, known as threads.

    Intel Plans to Expand Xeon Chip Line Into Bigger Servers

  • It will make PCs twice as fast as current models and employ a technology called hyperthreading, which allows one chip to work on two tasks (say, burning a CD and editing video) simultaneously.

    UPHOLDING MOORE'S LAW

  • One of Intel's most ambitious tests of this capability has been hyperthreading, which is a parallelism technique for single-core processors.

    Betanews

  • The chips for all three classes use a technology known as hyperthreading, says Olaf Hoehne from Intel.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • So even if you have a different core, the hyperthreading is the reason.

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

  • The first three quad-core Core i7 chips from Intel will reintroduce "hyperthreading" technology, which gives the chips the ability to execute 8 threads simultaneously on 4 processing cores, greatly increasing their processing power.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • The problem is threefold: on one hand, it's almost impossible for even experienced enthusiasts to try and distinguish between two nearly identical processors, which now use a dizzying array of features to differentiate themselves: the number of cores, their clock speed, the amount of level-2 and level-3 cache, the speed of the interconnect, the memory interface and speed, as well as other features such as hyperthreading and "turbo boost".

    Extremetech

  • Nick Knupffer, an Intel spokesman, hinted that the company will continue to exploit the benefits of hyperthreading.

    AMD Seeks to Leapfrog Intel With Chip Plans

  • A nifty article on hyperthreading on linux has some benchmarks and explanations of what it is and why you want it.

    HyperThreading on Linux - UFies.org

  • Dual core processors have advantages over hyperthreading in that two data streams can actually be processed at the same time.

    Archive 2006-06-01

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