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Re: To HT or not to HT?



Hmmm.....I'm on a HT enabled Dell 9100 laptop running ndiswrapper, no
problem.......Oh yea, when I do compile with the -jN option the HT
really does pay off!
C

On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 09:43, Phil Hannent wrote:
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> Jon Fanti wrote:
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> | Hi guys,
> |
> | We've started buying replacement servers for our aging equipment
> | here (it took a while to squeeze the money out of the bean
> | counters!), most of the new equipment is coming with HT (Hyper
> | Threading)-enabled Xeon or P4 CPUs. Is it worth using HT with FC2?
> | Mostly our servers are running apache and MySQL plus some PHP
> | scripts. I can't find any where that says I should/shouldn't enable
> | HT. What's the general recommendation? I'm tempted to just turn it
> | off unless I am likely to notice a nice big performance gain from
> | leaving it on?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have a HT enabled laptop and I have noticed a slight improvement
> when multitasking.  Only downside I have had is with kernel modules
> like ndiswrapper that don't support 2 CPUs.  For server use it should
> be just what the doctor ordered.
> 
> When looking to buy a HT enabled computer I came across this great
> example of performance:
> 
> http://www.2cpu.com/articles/41_4.html
> 
> Regards
> Phil Hannent
> 
> 
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