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13:57 Feb 22, 2010
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Tech/Engineering - Computers (general)
Additional field(s): Computers: Hardware, Computers: Software
English term or phrase: multithreading
Definition from
Multithreading typically refers to sharing a single CPU between multiple tasks (or "threads") in a way designed to minimise the time required to switch threads. This is accomplished by sharing as much as possible of the program execution environment between the different threads so that very little state needs to be saved and restored when changing thread. Multiple threads can be executed in parallel on many computer systems. This multithreading generally occurs by time slicing, wherein a single processor switches between different threads--in which case the processing is not literally "simultaneous", for the single processor is only really doing one thing at a time. On a multiprocessor system, threading can be achieved via multiprocessing, wherein different threads can run simultaneously on different processors.

Example sentence(s):
  • The design of the Java language makes multithreading essential for all but the simplest applets. In particular, IO and GUI programming both require multithreading to provide a seamless experience for the user. IBM
  • On a multi-processor computer, multithreading is implemented with a mixture of time-slicing and genuine concurrency – where different threads run code simultaneously on different CPUs. O'Reilly Media
  • Multithreading requires careful programming. For most tasks, you can reduce complexity by queuing requests for execution by thread pool threads. Microsoft Corporation
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5 +1Multitrådning
Rikke Holdgaard


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Et program kan have mange forskellige processer kørende
vedvarende og uafhængigt, mens de får lige meget tid fra CPU'en uden høje ekstraomkostninger.
Multitrådning giver derfor klare fordele som at afvente brugerinput, medvirker til et robust program og minimerer
risiko for at al CPU-tid bruges af fx en langsom

Example sentence(s):
  • For at maskinen skal kunne multitaske, altså udføre flere opgaver samtidigt, skal de forskellige programmer dele processoren. Der er to måde at løse den opgave på: Med multitrådning (multithreading) og multiprogrammering. - PC World  
  • Jeg har oplevet, at djævlen ligger i detaljerne, og det kan for eksempel tage lang tid at implementere multitrådning, så tunge opgaver ikke blokerer UI-tråden - Version2  
Rikke Holdgaard
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