What is advancing in multi-threated software?

Question

I am building a new computer and I"m am wondering exactly what hyperthreading is. I heard it is used to "double" the output of the processor, but i am not sure. I also heard that an 800MHz FSB is hyperthreading technolgy, but I am also not sure. Could you please tell me what is and how to identify it?

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This question was answered on May 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hyper-Threading Technology enables multi-threaded software applications to execute threads in parallel This level of threading technology has never been seen before in a general-purpose microprocessor Today with Hyper-Threading Technology, processor-level threading can be utilized which offers more efficient use of processor resources for greater parallelism and improved performance on today's multi-threaded software Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology is available on notebook and desktop systems Look for systems with the Hyper-Threading Technology logo which your system vendor has verified utilize HT Technology An Intel processor that supports HT Technology is the 800 MHz system bus: 3.40 GHz, 3.20 GHz.

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Posted by michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 22, 2004