Multithreading is an ability of a software program or operating system to run several threads of the same program at the same time, maximizing the use of available CPU time. By utilizing multithreading, a computer can execute and process multiple tasks at the same time.
Many software programs are capable of utilizing multithreading, improving a computer's efficiency and performance. Below are examples of when multithreading is used in software.
- Image and animation editing.
- Audio editing.
- Video editing.
- Spreadsheet formula processing.
- Computer video games.
- Creating and editing CAD drawings.
- Compiling programming code.