The company says that in order to protect its products, it deployed anti-Spectre and Meltdown solutions which users didn't even notice. It's worth noting that there hasn't been a documented case of anyone exploiting these issues, but security experts point out, it would be hard to track if it had happened.
Vendors across the industry have been scrambling to issue proper fixes, but the rollout has been far from ideal. Retpoline fully protects against Variant 2 without impacting customer performance on all our platforms.
Of course, if your OS, browser or some other piece of the stack is causing slow-downs, it may not be attributable to Google or any cloud vendor, but it could slow you down just the same. You don't get much clearer than that.
"For several months, it appeared that disabling the vulnerable CPU features would be the only option for protecting all our workloads against Variant 2 ..." To fix it, the company created Retpoline, a software-only solution that regular users unfortunately can't benefit from. "Furthermore, testing this feature, particularly when combined with optimisations such as software branch prediction hints, demonstrated that this protection came with nearly no performance loss". But with the vulnerabilities now public, security researchers worry it'll only be a matter of time. That could mean noticeable performance hits when blocking the hacks. On Windows 7 with 6th gen chips the decline is comparable to newer chips on Windows 10.
With this announcement, however, that AMD stock run could be coming to an end.
The moonshot came from Google engineer Paul Turner, and it's known as "Retpoline".
However, the new statement released yesterday from AMD senior vice president and CTO Mark Papermaster admitted that both Spectre vulnerabilities affect its chips, including the branch target injection variant.
Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup
When asked if the Saints have changed much from the Vikings' 29-19 victory over them in Week 1, Reiff said there was no question. The 52-year-old Shurmur is in his first year as Minnesota's offensive coordinator after serving as the interim the season prior.
Saban Wins His 6th National Championship
But a fluky interception later in the 3rd, off an Alabama defenders helmet, helped grease the skids for the Tide's comeback. It should be noted that Ole Miss was given odds even though the Rebels are banned from postseason play next year.
Mark Hamill says the Force is strong in Ireland
This would certainly be taking the idea to an extreme, but we're certainly led to believe that what Luke does is extreme. We don't know much else about " Episode IX ". "The one between Kylo and Rey and Snoke's people is just jaw dropping".
Nadal and Wawrinka boost for Australian Open
Their replacement - a "lucky loser" from the qualifying tournament - will get the other 50 percent of the first-round prize money. Australia's charge will be led by Nick Kyrgios and Ashleigh Barty in the men's and women's tournaments respectively.