How-To Technical

Disable hyper-threading on a Poweredge R720xd

I was asked to disable hyper-threading on one of our Dell PowerEdge R720XD servers. Looking in the BIOS it doesn’t stand out as an option however it does exist. You simply need to select the logical processor setting and set its value to disable and this will in turn disable hyper-threading, because it will only report one logical […]

Software Technical

What Is Hyper-Threading?

Hyper-Threading is a technology included by Intel first in their Netburst line of parts. Hyper-Threaded processors present their individual processing cores to the system as if they are two processing cores. To use Intel’s parlance, that means that each physical core appears in the operating system as two logical cores. While the OS can distinguish […]