Hyper threading - is it any good?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by JedMeister, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. JedMeister

    JedMeister Guest

    I have a 3Ghz Dell, shipped with XP and Hyper threading switched on...

    Is it worthwhile keeping hyperthreading on? Are there any applications that
    use hyper threading yet?
    JedMeister, Oct 30, 2003
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    Lennier Guest

    It is worthwhile keeping hyperthreading on - provided, of course, your OS
    is HT savvy.

    Lennier, Oct 30, 2003
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  3. All applications that use more than one thread will "use" hyperthreading -
    usually applications won't use more than one thread, as running two threads
    simultaneously doesn't normally offer a speed boost. The system doesn't have
    to do anything special to be able to use hyperthreading.

    Nicholas Sherlock
    Nicholas Sherlock, Oct 30, 2003
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    T.N.O. Guest

    a few, but it also slows down a few things too... no great gain, no
    great loss... all in all, if I had it, I'd leave it on, but yeah, no
    real reason.
    T.N.O., Oct 30, 2003
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    T.N.O. Guest

    2k and up, and all Linux AFAIK
    T.N.O., Oct 30, 2003
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    Malcolm Guest

    I run an 2.60cGHz cpu, RedHat 9.0 with the smp kernel and hyperthreading
    on, effectivly giving you 2 x CPU's to share the load (cpu0 and cpu1).

    I would assume on XP if you look at the task manager you would also see a
    cpu0 and cpu1?

    I use this machine for seti crunching (this will interest ~misfit~) with
    the following results;

    wine and 1 x seti client 2.5hrs/wu (9.6 per day)
    wine and 2 x seti clients 3.5hrs/wu (13.7 per day)

    So for me I see about a 30 odd % increase in performance.

    You may also wish to check here:

    Cheers Malcolm
    Malcolm, Oct 30, 2003
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    T.N.O. Guest

    heh... yeah, I have heard that.
    T.N.O., Oct 30, 2003
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    Invisible Guest

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:15:44 +1300, Nick Smith

    WTF is Knite?
    Invisible, Oct 30, 2003
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    T.N.O. Guest

    he meant knit... it still doesnt make sense, but is a word.
    T.N.O., Oct 30, 2003
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    T.N.O. Guest

    The reason I say it is "knit" is that he said "Yes good for Cross
    stitch." in another reply to the same post/thread.
    T.N.O., Oct 30, 2003
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    E. Scrooge Guest

    Why the great surprise?
    Those posts were done by a nitwit.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Oct 30, 2003
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    pete Guest

    Shouldn't that be "KnitWit"?
    pete, Oct 31, 2003
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    madknoxie Guest

    Why under Wine? Why not just use the Linux client? (I'm genuinely
    curious/interested about that)
    madknoxie, Oct 31, 2003
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    Malcolm Guest

    The windows client running under the wine environment goes quicker than
    running under it's native OS. For VLAR's (angle range less tha .300) the
    linux client runs better...
    From memory somewhere in the region of 10-15%. It's all in how the
    different clients where originally compiled I think...

    Malcolm, Oct 31, 2003
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    Your results with SETI tally pretty much exactly with what others report in

    Good excuse to change from AMD (if only Intel CPUs weren't so expensive).
    ~misfit~, Oct 31, 2003
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    Nick Smith wrote:


    And just when you were being so helpful and all I'm going to have to add
    this persona to my killfile as well.

    That'll be about 30-odd wogers in there.
    ~misfit~, Oct 31, 2003
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    Nick Smith Guest

    Yes every ware a Woger..

    No the poster must be so very thick to ask such question in the first place
    and every one know that this is a AMD news group..

    Its well known you use Google for such things, then you will not get the AMD

    So that is why I am taking the piss.
    Nick Smith, Oct 31, 2003
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    E. Scrooge Guest

    E. Scrooge, Oct 31, 2003
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