Performance updates from Intel chip fix

19 January, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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The post confirmed that some 90% of processors that are five years old or less, now have suitable patches available.

"While the firmware updates are effective at mitigating exposure to the security issues, customers have reported more frequent reboots on firmware updated systems", Shenoy said in a blog post. Now, according to Intel VP Navin Shenoy, the firmware-updated PCs powered by Skylake, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and the latest Kaby Lake processors are facing a reboot problem as well.

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And Intel said that some website servers slowed down by 2 percent as a result of the patch.

"We further recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers and software vendors begin evaluation of Intel beta microcode update releases in anticipation of definitive root cause and subsequent production releases suitable for end users".

CHIPMAKER AMD has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over claims that it artificially inflated its stock price by keeping quiet about the fact that the high-profile Spectre flaws affect its chips. "Generally speaking, the workloads that incorporate a larger number of user/kernel privilege changes and spend a significant amount of time in privileged mode will be more adversely impacted". Another test that replicated online transactions at a stock brokerage disclosed a 4 percent slowdown.

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Intel has also followed up its initial desktop performance metrics with benchmarks for data center. When we conducted testing to stress the CPU (100% write case), we saw an 18% decrease in throughput performance because there was not CPU utilization headroom.

Intel said that it had replicated these issues in internal testing, and that it's making progress in terms of identifying the precise cause. One of the options it's looking at is Retpoline, the technique a Google engineer conjured up to protect the tech titan's systems from the second variant of Spectre without affecting performance.

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