[Beowulf] [upgrade strategy] Intel CPU design bug & security flaw - kernel fix imposes performance penalty

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 17:00:19 PST 2018

On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 17:32:19 -0500, you wrote:

>According to several articles I read today:
>Meltdown (1 exploit)is Intel-specific
>Spectre  (2 different exploits) affects just about every processor on 
>the planet.

For anyone interested this is AMD's response:


The Google Project Zero number/titles being used correspond to:

1 & 2 - Spectre

3 - Meltdown

Also an explanation in less technical terms from Red Hat:


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