Re: HT Benchmarks (was: /proc/cpuinfo and hyperthreading)

From: J.A. Magallon (
Date: Mon Dec 16 2002 - 18:27:55 EST

On 2002.12.17 Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
>From what I can see, HT provides a 0-15% increase in performance, depending
>heavily on the type of code being run. In other words, HT helps, but it is
>*no* substitute for true multiple processors. And it is ONLY of value when
>an SMP kernel is in use.

What I don't like is that Intel sells it like the best thing since sliced
bread, and get a money for it, see the price of Xeons compared to normal P4s...

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