Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT)

SMT, also known as Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT) on Intel processors, allows each processor to act as two logical processors. For example, a proccessor with 4 physical cores will have a total of 8 logical threads. A processor with SMT enabled will have around a 30% increase in performance. [1]


  1. “How to Determine the Effectiveness of Hyper-Threading Technology with an Application.” Intel Development Topics & Technologies. April 28, 2011. Accessed September 2, 2020.