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 Thread Level Parallelism Explained

Ace's Hardware has published the first article in a series discussing thread level parallelism (TLP) in modern day and upcoming CPUs. TLP is on the horizon for more processors in 2004 and beyond, and all major server and desktop CPU manufacturers are slated to introduce chips implementing such features. Through the use of hardware threading (Hyperthreading in the Pentium 4) and on-chip multi-processing (the dual-core IBM POWER4), these microprocessors have been able to take advantage of multi-threaded software to boost overall performance. This has particularly been the case in multi-user server workloads where the applications are inherently parallel in nature.

Click here to read TLP and the Return of KISS

 (Submitted by Brian Neal Mon Feb 2, 2004 )


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