[nSLUG] Hyperthreading

George N. White III aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Wed Jan 7 11:16:25 AST 2004


On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Jim Haliburton wrote:

> I believe that the chip set of the motherboard also has to support
> hyperthreading.  You may have a HT CPU and OS but not support on motherboard.
>
> But could be wrong as have only seen a few m/b with notes saying support
> hyperthreading.
>
> My feeling is that if no reference on m/b docs that it does support
> hyperthreading, then it likely does not.
>
> I recently purchased some Intel brand motherboards and they explicitly
> said HT support on the m/b and bios.
>
> Am I surmising incorrecly here??

Say you get HT working -- how much benefit will you see?  The few
benchmarks for HT with linux I've run across had benefits small to
negative, but maybe things are better with a recent 2.6 kernel.

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George N. White III  <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
  Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada




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