AMD plugs Meltdown and Spectre’s security holes
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Still jolly tricky

AMD has released patches for Meltdown and Spectre security holes alongside Microsoft's latest Windows 10 updates.

Intel failed to tell regulator about chip flaws
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Need to know only US-CERT

Chipzilla is in hot water for forgetting to tell US cybersecurity officials about the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public.

Intel intros edgy Xeon
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:02

Intel intros edgy Xeon


Let's get scalable

Chip giant Intel said it has released its Xeon D-2100 microprocessor.

Intel does the Harlem PR Shuffle
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:18

Intel does the Harlem PR Shuffle


HR is the name of the game

A missive from the number two semiconductor company in the world has demonstrated how Intel (INTC) can shuffle the PR decks, a bit like an artificial croupier in the capital of the world, Las Vegas.

Intel warned Chinese about Spectre and Meltdown before the Americans
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US spooks read about it in the tech press


Chipzilla warned specific customers, including Chinese tech firms, of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws before notifying the US government.

Companies need to push application performance
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Cloud expert says Spectre and Meltdown requires company effort for a long time

While Intel still is unable to get a patch out to fix Spectre and Meltdown, companies need to sort out their managing application performance, a cloud expert has warned.

Data centre computers could face reboot hell
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:21

Data centre computers could face reboot hell


Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches make a mess of newer chips

Data centre computers with Intel's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.

AMD admits it is vulnerable to both versions of Spectre
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So much for saying that the second one was low risk

After days of saying that there was a "near zero" chance of its chips being hit by the two Spectre bugs, AMD has finally admitted it's vulnerable to both of them.

Intel releases its post Meltdown and Spectre performance figures
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Impact a little worse than claimed

Chipzilla has come out with some performance impact data on its post patch  6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core processor platforms using Windows 10 and its figures are not exactly good for older PCs.

Intel CEO talks about Spectres, meltdowns, drones and cars
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CES 2018 keynote

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is not avoiding talking about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. At his opening keynote at CES 2018 Krzanich tackled the issue from the start.