What is theoverhead in HT processors compared to traditional processors for
context switching,at least using Win32 and C++?
It will be better for students like me...because academia is not interested in MS technologies... Anything in C++ will be much more interesting than C#... :D
If you are talking about the use of the HT terminology for Itanium switch on event multi-tasking, the overhead for switching there is significantly greater than for past Xeon HT CPUs.
If you are talking about traditional meaning of context switching, it's hard to see how HT is related, unless you have a specific situation in mind.