Re: Processor Exploit found
It affects Intel CPUs enough that the CEO (who knew about it months ago.) arranged to sell all the stock that he could before the announcement was made.
all in all it's a bit of a non-story from a security point of view, exploit did exist, no known "wild code" exists to make use of it, and there is a patch out...
the interesting things are the stock dumping, (which could be insider trading) and there is noise about how it affects performance, especially in cloud environments. in that regard there are people wondering if customers will be given extra CPU time to make up for the performance drop. but I suspect not. customers are buying CPU time per second at frequency, not FLOPS.
the fix appears to affect where programs can write, effectively doubling calls internally which causes the drop in speed...
this may mean that we shift away from looking at CPUs in terms of how fast the clocks are running, and instead start asking service providers selling CPU to sell calculations.
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Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
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