Author Topic: BIOS & OS microcode update for ZombieLoad  (Read 114 times)

Raistlin

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BIOS & OS microcode update for ZombieLoad
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:38:59 PM »
So looking around at some posts and noticing that my little HP web-server wants to do a
BIOS upgrade - it seems to be official...... Intel are essentially forcing us to disable hyper-
threading in order to secure against speculative execution attacks. Then reading some more
the impact of such action becomes frighteningly clear. Between 25% minimum and up to 50%,
[negated] performance impacts for general computing loads. This would become even worse on
older dual core systems. Wanna-Cry yet ? <p>    :sad:  The bench-marking world is going nuts to
update their records on performance characteristics and CPU comparisons after the applied "fixes".
Are you pondering what I'm pondering? It's time to take over the world ! - let's use ASSEMBLY...