Hyperthreading in P4
Ole W. Saastad
ole at scali.no
Sun Apr 28 06:53:27 PDT 2002
New Pentium 4 processors has hyper threading capabilities
and when setting this the linux sees 4 cpus on each dual node.
I have done some testing with OpenMP programs and found that
for OpenMP threaded programs there is no performance gain in using
the hypertheading. Using a number of threads that equal the number
of real processors seems to be optimal.
However, this is the results from just a few OpenMP programs and
might not tell a full story.
I would like comments from others who has played with threads
and hyperthreading in a Pentium 4 processor environment.
Hyperthreading is claimed to perform better when running a large
number of processes and a high number of threads. But this is most
probably different applications or different requests lets say to a
web or db. server.
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