Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2005 16:46 UTC, submitted by Nicholas Blachford
Intel "At next week's Intel developer forum, the firm is due to announce a next generation x86 processor core. The current speculation is this new core is going too be based on one of the existing Pentium M cores. I think it's going to be something completely different."
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RE: hw/sw dialogue
by nimble on Fri 19th Aug 2005 06:12 UTC in reply to "hw/sw dialogue"
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One hardware designer came out with Hyperthreading, an attempt to appease the simple-minded software developers by automagically extracting thread-level parallelism from their code.

I think you've misunderstood hyper-threading, it's simply a way to run two threads on a single core, invented in order to utilise the ridiculously long Netburst pipeline a bit better.

To the software developer it looks much the same as a two processor machine.

Extracting thread-level parallelism is up to the programmer, very occasionally with a bit of help from a clever compiler.

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