multithreading

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multithreading

(ˌmʌltɪˈθrɛdɪŋ)
n
(Computer Science) a feature of a computer operating system that allows it to run several parts of a program concurrently or in quick succession
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Additional Key Words and Phrases: Compilation, control flow graphs, instruction-level parallelism, irreducibility, node splitting, reducibility.
One of its key advantages when executing parallel applications is its ability to use thread-level parallelism and instruction-level parallelism interchangeably.
For the most part, researchers investigating high-performance processors are looking at evolutionary variations on already known techniques for increasing instruction-level parallelism, for example, ways to increase superscalar issue by some small factor, more elaborate branch prediction methods, ways of increasing cache hit rates by more sophisticated buffering methods, more elaborate cache coherence methods, and so on.
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