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Windows 7: What is a thread? (On a CPU)

04 Nov 2011   #1
MadSupra354

 
What is a thread? (On a CPU)

I've always wanted to know exactly what a thread is. How does a thread differ from a core? Answer in anyway you want, even if it's a link to a webpage that explains it
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04 Nov 2011   #2
Hopalong X

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04 Nov 2011   #3
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
So, it's like a core multiplier? What about standard threads; Not Hyper-Threading?
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04 Nov 2011   #4
Hopalong X

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One way action. I'll see if I can find more info.

I know there is more I read a bunch of it a few years ago.

Be back soon.

Hyper-threading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Also a big list of articles.
how hyperthreading works - Google Search

How a CPU works articles.
http://www.google.com/search?q=how+a...rlz=1I7ADSA_en
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04 Nov 2011   #5
boohbah

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This is thread

What is a thread? (On a CPU)-2011-11-04_2351.png

this is a core

What is a thread? (On a CPU)-apple-core.jpg

well you did say answer it however we want


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04 Nov 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
I've always wanted to know exactly what a thread is. How does a thread differ from a core? Answer in anyway you want, even if it's a link to a webpage that explains it
I think this is an interesting question that I only have a rough idea about
It prompted me to try and learn a bit more.
After a bit of instant expert googling I think:

A thread is primarily a software concept - part of some code running in a time slice.
A core is the hardware element representing a CPU (dual core = 2 cpus)
When core is designed to specifically handle multiple threads you get what I think are hardware threads.

For an i7 you have 4 cores/CPUs. Each core has 2 hardware threads giving a total of 8 hardware threads.
on Processors, Cores and Hardware threads – Blogs - Intel® Software Network

Thread simple description:
Thread Definition
A bit more complicated:
Thread (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Computer Science nuts:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...CQdt4g&cad=rja
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