Windows Support for Hyper-Threading Technology
Updated: May 1, 2003
File name: Hyper-thread_Windows.doc
About This Download
This download white paper provides information about support for the Hyper-Threading Technology (HT) in the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. It provides an overview of HT, details of dependencies on BIOS, a description of the Windows operating system license model for HT, details of the support features in Windows XP and Windows .NET Server, and guidelines for application developers on how to take advantage of the features and the performance benefits provided. This paper is intended for BIOS developers, OEM system manufacturers, and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that produce multithreaded Windows applications, particularly those that use processor affinity.