Intel Hyper Threading Technology ( Intel HT Technology)

Posted on 25th Jul 2011 @ 12:22 AM

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)¹ uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. Intel® HT Technology increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software. Intel HT Technology is available on Previous Generation Intel® Core™ processors, 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family, and Intel® Xeon® processor family.

An Intel® processor and chipset combined with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel HT Technology allows you to:

  • Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness
  • Keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity
  • Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities

Enabling better graphics

With Intel HT Technology multimedia enthusiasts can create, edit, and encode graphically intensive files while running background applications such as virus protection software without compromising system performance.

Improving business efficiency

Processors with both Intel HT Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology – or Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (available in 2nd generation Intel Core processor family) deliver better performance and can complete tasks quicker. The combination of both technologies enables simultaneous processing of multiple threads, dynamically adapts to the workload and automatically disables inactive cores; this increases processor frequency on the busy cores giving an even greater performance boost for threaded applications.

With Intel HT Technology, businesses can:

  • Improve business productivity by doing more simultaneously without slowing down
  • Provide faster response times for Internet and e-commerce applications, enhancing customer experiences
  • Increase the number of transactions that can be processed simultaneously
  • Utilize existing 32-bit applications technologies while maintaining 64-bit future readiness