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In this study, the performance of an e-learning environment is analyzed and evaluated in terms of average network traffic and upload/download rates under various processing capabilities. In particular, we study the influence of hyper-threading technology. As a result of this work, we conclude that hyper-threading can be a costly solution for e-learning environments; the improvement on uploading and downloading rates were marginal as opposite to multi-processing. Moreover, the reduction in network traffic which hyper-threading offers may not justify the cost.