Unit 4.2.1 Of cores and threads¶
“A multi-core processor is a single computing component with two or more independent processing units called cores, which read and execute program instructions.”
A thread is a thread of execution.
It is an stream of program instructions and associated data. All these instructions may execute on a single core, multiple cores, or they may move from core to core.
Multiple threads can execute on different cores or on the same core.
In other words:
Cores are hardware components that can compute simultaneously.
Threads are streams of execution that can compute simultaneously.
What will give you your solution faster than using one core? Using multiple cores!