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What Is a Cpu Thread?

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Tech pundits, analysts, and reviewers often speak of "multithreaded" programs, or even "multithreaded processors," without ever defining what, exactly, a "thread" is. Truth be told, some of those using the term probably don't really know what it means, but the concept isn't really very hard to grasp. At least, it isn't hard when you look at it from the point of view of the CPU; the operating system definition of a "thread" is another matter.

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