Here’s how, and why, the Spectre and Meltdown patches will hurt performance | Ars Technica


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Goddamn this sucks
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7 days ago by po
We've got a clearer picture in the / aftermath... and performance will be affected
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8 days ago by aslakr
As the industry continues to grapple with the Meltdown and Spectre attacks, operating system and browser developers in particular are continuing to develop and test schemes to protect against the problems. Simultaneously, microcode updates to alter processor behavior are also starting to ship.
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9 days ago by brokenrhino
Now that microcode and patches are starting to ship, a clearer picture is emerging.
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9 days ago by hschilling
Now that microcode and patches are starting to ship, a clearer picture is emerging.
As the industry continues to grapple with the Meltdown and Spectre attacks, operating system and browser developers in particular are continuing to develop and test schemes to protect against the problems. Simultaneously, microcode updates to alter processor behavior are also starting to ship.
Since news of these attacks first broke, it has been clear that resolving them is going to have some performance impact. Meltdown was presumed to have a substantial impact, at least for some workloads, but Spectre was more of an unknown due to its greater complexity. With patches and microcode now available (at least for some systems), that impact is now starting to become clearer. The situation is, as we should expect with these twin attacks, complex.
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9 days ago by rgl7194
Here’s how, and why, the Spectre and Meltdown patches will hurt performance
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9 days ago by geeknik
Spectre Enlarge / Spectre logo The Spectre story is, as ever, more complicated. Probably the most likely, widespread route of attack with Spectre is through a…
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9 days ago by hiroprot