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 Efficiency Through Chip Multi-Threading

"Chip multi-threading (CMT) brings to hardware the concept of multi-threading, similar to software multi-threading. Software multi-threading refers to the execution of multiple tasks within a process. The tasks are executed using software threads. The software threads are executed on a single processor or on many processors simultaneously. A CMT-enabled processor, similar to software multi-threading, executes many software threads simultaneously within a processor on cores. So in a system with CMT processors, software threads can be executed simultaneously within one processor or across many processors. Executing software threads simultaneously within a single processor increases a processor's efficiency as wait latencies are minimized."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 12, 2005 )


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