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What is Hyper-Threading

 
Ashik Uzzaman
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I got a link from Intel announcing their new innovation Hyper-Threading Model.
www.intel.com/technology/hyperthread/
What I understood is a chip will maintain two logical processors each of which can work with logics independent of the other. So applications as well as O/S performance might be improved. But I want ti know it in brief from you --
What is Hyper-Threading and how is it going to offer developers some sort of extra benefit?
[ November 15, 2002: Message edited by: Ashik uzzaman ]
 
Peter den Haan
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Didn't you just answer your own questions? It's a chip design which allows better utilization of on-chip resources by emulating more than one virtual CPU. The benefit is improved performance in cases where more than one OS level thread is running. Most JVMs use OS level threads (as opposed to "user" or "green" threads) and multi-threaded Java applications will be able to benefit from HyperThreading.
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