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Another Meltdown, Spectre security scare: Data-leaking holes riddle Intel, AMD, Arm chips

Computer security researchers have uncovered yet another set of transient execution attacks on modern CPUs that allow a local attacker to gain access to privileged data, fulfilling predictions made when the Spectre and Meltdown flaws were reported at the beginning of the year. In short, these processor security flaws can be …
Thomas Claburn, 14 Nov 2018
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Monday: Intel teases 48-core Xeon. Tuesday: AMD whips covers off 64-core second-gen Epyc server processor

AMD said on Tuesday it's going to roll out a 7nm 64-core second-generation Epyc server processor, dubbed Rome, in 2019. Samples of the processor are in the hands of selected organizations for testing and evaluation. This comes a day after Intel promised on Monday a 14nm 48-core Cascade Lake AP Xeon chip also for 2019. AMD's …
Team Register, 7 Nov 2018

Intel peddles latest Xeon CPUs – E-series and 48-core Cascade Lake AP – to soothe epyc mygrayne

Intel will today talk up two new Xeon processor family members: the 48-core Cascade Lake Advanced Performance (AP), and the single-socket E-2100. Both are, it seems, direct responses to AMD's Epyc data-center processors, which are themselves chiseling away bit by bit at Intel's monopoly in the global server market. The US …
Diving out of a plane

AMD's shares get in a plane, take off and soar to 12,000 ft – then throw open the door, and fall into the cool rushing air

AMD stock plunged following the release of the chip designer's third-quarter financial figures – which showed sales at Intel's antitrust shield suffered due to sluggish interest in its GPU hardware. The House of Ryzen reported on Wednesday $1.65bn in revenue for the three months to September 29, up four per cent year-on-year, …
Thomas Claburn, 25 Oct 2018

If you want to rent AMD Epyc bare-metal boxes in the cloud, Oracle hopes you see red

OpenWorld Oracle today insisted it is the first public cloud vendor to offer bare-metal servers powered by AMD’s Epyc processors. We're told an Epyc-based bare-metal Standard E2 server can be rented at $0.03 per core per hour, and is available immediately. Oracle claimed this was up to 66 per cent cheaper, on average, per core than …
Rebecca Hill, 23 Oct 2018

GlobalFoundries scuttles 7nm chip plans claiming no demand

GlobalFoundries is putting its pursuit of 7nm chips on hold indefinitely. CEO Tom Caulfield said the chip fab will shift resources (including an R&D restructure) to the 14 and 12nm FinFET efforts where, he says, most of GlobalFoundries chip customers are focusing. In announcing the move, Caulfield said companies seem to have …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Aug 2018
The big fish eats the little fish

Hmm, there's something fishy about this graph charting AMD's push into Intel's server turf

Semiconductor-pokers at Mercury Research have crunched the numbers to chart AMD's resurgence against Intel's virtual x86 server CPU monopoly. Aaron Rakers, senior analyst at Wells Fargo, has seen the second 2018 quarter numbers. He told The Register: "Intel's server CPU share is estimated to have declined to 98.7 per cent vs …
Chris Mellor, 6 Aug 2018
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Swan dive: Intel shares dip under interim CEO Bob as 10nm processor woes worry Wall Street

Despite record-breaking earnings, Intel's shares took a modest dip on Thursday when the semiconductor behemoth reveal its financial results for the second quarter of this year. Revenues for the three months to June 30 rose strongly, year on year, and profits were up 78 per cent. However, it's clear that the markets are …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jul 2018
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Official: AMD now stands for All the Money, Dudes!

AMD is crediting the continued success of Ryzen and Epyc processors, and Radeon graphics chips, in fueling its best quarter since 2011. The other-other CPU vendor turned in a massive Q2 FY2018 on Wednesday with big gains in both sales and net income. For the quarter, ending June 30: Revenues of $1.76bn were up 53 per cent …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 2018
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Spectre rises from the dead to bite Intel in the return stack buffer

Updated Spectre, a class of vulnerabilities in the speculative execution mechanism employed in modern processor chips, is living up to its name by proving to be unkillable. Amid a series of mitigations proposed by Intel, Google and others, recent claims by Dartmouth computer scientists to have solved Spectre variant 1, and a proposed …
Thomas Claburn, 23 Jul 2018
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Es are good, Es are good. Xeon Es are good, says Intel: Entry-level workstation CPUs touted

Intel has done a bit of Xeon processor range in-filling, and brought its single-socket Kaby-Lake-based entry-level E3 workstation family up to date. Launched this week, the new 14nm Coffee Lake-based Xeon E-2100-series supersedes its Xeon E3 v6 cousins, which are aimed at basic professional workstations. The move increases …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jul 2018
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I think I'm a clone now: Chinese AMD Epyc-like server chips appear in China. What gives?

Watercooler  Hey El Reg, over the past few days I've seen news that Chinese chip biz Hygon is producing server-grade processors virtually identical to AMD Epyc processors. I'm kinda getting deja vu – you, too? You're not the only one. We reported back in April 2016 that... AMD and THATIC – Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment …
Chris Williams, 10 Jul 2018
AMD's Jim Anderson holds up a Threadripper 2

Monday: Intel touts 28-core desktop CPU. Tuesday: AMD turns Threadripper up to 32

AMD this week promised to ship 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2 processors in the third quarter of 2018 – one day after Intel bragged about a forthcoming 28-core part. On Monday, Intel, the dominant CPU maker in the worlds of desktop and server systems, touted an upcoming 28-core Core X-series aimed at workstations, gamers, and …
Cisco UCS 4200 chassis and C125 M5 Rack Server Node

Cisco turns to AMD Epyc for the first time in new UCS model

Cisco has decided its UCS server family needs a new member for dense data centres and edge deployments. Behold, therefore, the “UCS C4200 Platform”, comprising the UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis and the UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Node. The 2U chassis can house four of the servers and 24 disk drives, and offers shared power …
Simon Sharwood, 31 May 2018

Epyc fail? We can defeat AMD's virtual machine encryption, say boffins

Updated German researchers reckon they have devised a method to thwart the security mechanisms AMD's Epyc server chips use to automatically encrypt virtual machines in memory. So much so, they said they can exfiltrate plaintext data from an encrypted guest via a hijacked hypervisor and simple HTTP or HTTPS requests. AMD's data-center …
Shaun Nichols, 25 May 2018
Rendering of an AMD Ryzen Pro chip

Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business

AMD spent a pretty penny marketing its desktop-grade Ryzen Pro chips, to launch this week, but we'll summarize the new line for you in just a dozen words: they are cheaper than rival Intel parts, and have nice enough graphics. These are the sort of processors destined for office PCs. Desktop systems first out of gate with …
Chris Williams, 14 May 2018
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Red Hat smitten by secure enclaves 'cos some sysadmins are evil

Red Hat Summit Red Hat has revealed a plan to to work with CPU-makers so that its wares can take advantage of in-silicon security features such as secure enclaves. The company today told attendees at its 2018 Summit in San Francisco that it will work with major silicon shops, including Arm, Intel, and AMD, to move operations such as handling …
Shaun Nichols, 8 May 2018
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Nvidia quickly kills its AMD-screwing GeForce 'partner program' amid monopoly probe threat

Nvidia has cancelled a partner program after just two months – just as regulators started taking an interest in complaints of anti-competitiveness. In a blog post on Friday, the head of marketing for Nv's GeForce gaming brand complained about the "rumors, conjecture and mistruths" that have surrounded the "GeForce Partner …

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