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I have always followed the concept that multithreading can only be implemented on multiple processors system where there are more than one processor to be assigned to each thread and each thread can be executed simultaneoulsy. There is no scheduling in this case as each of the thread has separate resources all dedicated to it.
But I recenetly read it somewhere that I can do multithreading on single processor system as well.
Is it correct? and if yes then what is the difference between single processor and multiple processor systems?
Posted 19-Apr-13 20:16pm
Edited 19-Apr-13 20:18pm
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Are you serious? Most weird idea.
 
Not just yes, but: yes of course. Moreover, if you have an old single-code Pentium-based system, many multithreading OS like Windows or Linux, will perfectly work on it. I even have a couple of such systems under my control; they work very well.
 
By the way, where did you see such an absurd as non-multithreading system? I worked with some more then enough, but I don't dare to call them by a proud name "OS".
 
—SA
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ayesha hassan at 20-Apr-13 1:48am
   
Thank you for the explanation :)
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 20-Apr-13 20:21pm
   
You are welcome.
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