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A feature of certain Pentium 4 chips that makes one physical CPU appear as two logical CPUs. Use additional registers to overlap 2 instruction streams in order to achieve an approximately 30% gain in performance.
An Intel technology that permits the CPU to execute two program threads in parallel as if there were two separate CPUs. In layman's terms, it allows the cpu to run two separate programs in parallel as if you had to physical CPUs installed. A hyper-threaded CPU shows up as two separate processors in the operating system.
Technology trademarked by Intel that enables a processor to appear as two logical processor. Each logical processor can execute a thread of a multi-threaded program which can improve performance in certain conditions.
Hyper-threading, officially called Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT), is Intel's trademark for their implementation of the simultaneous multithreading technology on the Pentium 4 microarchitecture. It is a more advanced form of Super-threading that debuted on the Intel Xeon processors and was later added to Pentium 4 processors. The technology improves processor performance under certain workloads by providing useful work for execution units that would otherwise be idle, for example during a cache miss.