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Linux kernel Spectre V2 defense fingered for massively slowing down unlucky apps on Intel Hyper-Thread CPUs

Linux supremo Linus Torvalds has voiced support for a kernel patch that limits a previously deployed defense against Spectre Variant 2, a data-leaking vulnerability in modern processors. Specifically, the proposed patch disables a particular Spectre V2 defense mechanism by default, rather than switching it on automatically. …
Thomas Claburn, 20 Nov 2018
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Influential Valley gadfly and Intel 8051 architect John Wharton has died

Obit We're sorry to bring news that John Wharton, a popular and influential figure in Silicon Valley, died last week. Wharton was the architect of the machine-language instruction set of the Intel 8051 micro-controller, one of the most widely used (for a time, the most widely used) chip in history (PDF). In a 1999 profile, The New …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Nov 2018
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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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Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

It looks as though Apple's iThings may get 5G connectivity in 2020 – after Intel promised production of its 5G modem will start in the second half of 2019, and ship in the first half of the following year. This, therefore, gives Apple, which prefers Intel cellular modems for its latest iPhones, a decent design-in time for …

What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

IBM can now officially boast it has built the world's two most powerful publicly known supercomputers. The Big Blue-powered 144 PFLOPS Summit and 95 PFLOPS Sierra systems took the top two spots, first and second respectively, in the biannual Top500 supercomputing list, beating out the massive Chinese 93 PFLOPS Sunway …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2018
Car Dealer Krzanich

Former Intel love rat Krzanich finds his calling, lands at biz that sells tech to car dealers

Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich who split from Chipzilla months ago – after a past fling with a fellow employee came to light – is to head up a business that sells tech to dealerships. CDK Global provides stuff – including an e-commerce platform – for 28,000 automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, marine, and construction …
Paul Kunert, 7 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 …
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'Pure technical contributions aren’t enough'.... Intel commits to code of conduct for open-source projects

Chip maker Intel has embraced guidelines to make its open-source software projects more open-minded and inviting. Citing the company's commitment to creating inclusive communities, Imad Sousou, corporate veep and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, on Thursday said the center is adopting the Contributor …
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PortSmash attack blasts hole in Intel's Hyper-Threading CPUs, leaves with secret crypto keys

Brainiacs in Cuba and Finland have found a new side-channel vulnerability in Intel x64 processors that could allow an attacker to sniff out cryptographic keys and other privileged information. Following disclosure of the flaw to Intel at the beginning of October, boffins at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland and …
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Intel hits target: 27% of staffers are female? Apparently that's 'full representation'

Intel has hit its target of "full representation" among staffers who toil stateside, and said the diversity push has resulted in a hike in the proportion of its employees who are female or minorities. When it comes to Chipzilla's "full representation" metric, this means achieving parity with "market availability" of skilled …
Jude Karabus, 31 Oct 2018
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Intel: You'll get 10nm next year – now witness the firepower of this fully armed cash machine

Brushing aside concerns about its 10nm production problems and its ability to meet market demand, Intel reported surprisingly high Q3 2018 financial figures on Thursday, lifting its stock in after-hours trading. For the three months to September 29, Chipzilla reported record quarterly revenue of $19.2bn, an increase of 19 per …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Oct 2018
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There's no 'I' in 'IMFT' – because Micron intends to buy Intel out of 3D XPoint joint venture

Micron has announced its intent to buy out Intel's interest in Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT), the pair's flash and 3D XPoint foundry joint venture. silicon Intel and Micron downgrade 3D Xpoint relationship from friends with benefits to partners READ MORE Contractually, Micron has the option to do this from 1 January …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2018
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Apple to dump Intel CPUs from Macs for Arm – yup, the rumor that just won't die is back

Apple will abandon Intel processor chips for its Macs in favour of homegrown Arm-based chips, according to a securities analyst. Formerly at KGI, Ming-Chi Kuo of KeyBanc Capital Markets, has a strong record of reliable Apple predictions. Kuo issued the prediction in a research note, suggesting the switch would be made in 2020 …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Oct 2018

Arm cozies up to Intel for second time in a week – this time to borrow tools from Yocto Project for Mbed Linux

Earlier this week, Arm drew Intel into its warm embrace when Chipzilla joined its Pelion IoT platform. The Softbank-owned design house has said it's now preparing to release a Linux-based OS, taking advantage of the Intel-backed Yocto Project tools. Arm's Mbed Linux OS takes the company's Internet of Things-focused realtime …

Crucial P1 minicard flash drive? Not if you grabbed Intel's 660p

Micron's consumer SSD brand Crucial has pushed out an NVMe minicard flash drive that looks almost identical to Intel's 600p. The M.2 2280 format Crucial P1 arrived just months after Intel's 660p and uses the same 64-layer QLC (4bits/cell) 3D NAND. Intel and Micron share the output from their IMTF flash foundry joint-venture. …
Chris Mellor, 17 Oct 2018
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Enterprise IoT security sucks so much, it's made Intel and Arm work together to tackle it

Intel on Monday joined hands with Arm, its occasional rival, in an attempt to make the notoriously dismal state of Internet-of-Things security less so. The two chip designers aren't concerned with consumer IoT devices, which can be expected to remain a hot mess; rather they hope to provide corporate customers with a way to …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Oct 2018
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PC makers: Intel CPU shortages are here to stay ... for six months

Canalys Channels Forum 2018 As Intel battles to get on top of CPU shortages that have plagued its business in recent times, the world's largest computer makers are hunkering down for six months of tight supply. A surge in Windows 10 PC refreshes, demand from cloud infrastructure builders and Apple, coupled with struggles to produce 10nm silicon has …
Paul Kunert, 10 Oct 2018

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