Google says its security patches not slowing down systems

Microsoft's VP of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie helped move Azure onto Intel

Microsoft's VP of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie helped move Azure onto Intel

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Microsoft has released an update for Windows that caused a complete shutdown of computers based on AMD processors. With the data from the voxels, users will be able to change the perspective when they view it in VR, in real-time and even get a first-person view of the players on the field.

Browsing the web and using applications will see some performance reduction, and usage of heavy applications will see that increase again, as Intel explained: "In certain cases, some users may see a more noticeable impact". The fix for Meltdown, an OS-level method of mitigation called kernel page table isolation (KPTI), has now been implemented for major operating systems, including Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows. For a time, the team believed the only way to protect against this exploit was to shut down speculative execution, the chip technique that was responsible for the problem.

Microsoft gave a more pessimistic appraisal than Intel's initial assessments, particularly for servers that form the backbone of corporate networks.

The first issue, dubbed Meltdown, is a vulnerability that would allow hackers to access the central processing unit (CPU) on a computer or cloud computing platform and steal passwords and other sensitive information. The said problem makes affected computers unable to reboot. These can be found at the Intel.com website.

A Google spokesman said the company is set to announce its performance expectations for Android's chip flaw remedy as soon as Wednesday.

How have chipmakers and technology companies responded? In order to facilitate the production of volumetric video for film production Intel has built the largest studio space yet, aptly cubed Intel Studios, in Los Angeles, which is designed for the production of and content. Krzanich deems this as "a new beginning to a new type of content production".

The discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws is a concern in itself.

"We believe the performance impact of these updates is highly workload-dependent", Krzanich said yesterday. One potential complication is that the update could encounter problems with certain antivirus software packages.

"It's an excellent showcase for the technology and it does give the brand a boost - it's a very effective marketing exercise", said Mr Blaber. They confirmed they were working closely with AMD, ARM Holdings and operating system vendors to resolve the issue.

GPZ Variant 2 (Branch Target Injection or Spectre) is applicable to AMD processors. This is what we all want and are striving to achieve. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A and C shares) and Apple.

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