I'm going to admit to skimming through most of this thread (I did read a bit of the OP), but I feel like either the subject was not explained thoroughly enough or there is some misinformation still being spread about.   A background on processors To understand how HyperThreading and even Cluster Multithreading (both are similar to an extent), a basic understanding of processors is needed.   A processor is divided up into three major sections The front end, or contr