by Andrew Binstock
How to squeeze the maximum performance from Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and get the most punch from your processor's execution pipelines.
Digital media applications are unique in that they generally can consume all the processing power they can get. Unlike other tasks that execute in a few seconds, the rendering of stills, audio and video can take several minutes or even hours. Digital media applications translate increases in performance to increases in end-user productivity, and therefore should be written to take advantage of the latest platform technologies.