Week 2
Special Topic:
Multiprocessor considerations


II. Life beyond a single processor

a. Processor Affinity

The state in which a process stays with only one processor

b. Load Balance

Insures that all processors get an equal share of work.

c. Symmetric Multithreading (Hyperthreading Technology)

Allows multithreaded applications to thread to more than a single processor, allowing for maximum throughput from a multi-core processor.