With Meltdown and Spectre what happens to pending server purchases and how will companies address the performance issues of patches?

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Spectre is hitting servers especially hard. The software updates to protect the servers are causing performance issues. In other words, when a patch is applied to address the vulnerability, performance decreases perhaps 30 percent.

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Cert links to guidance from manufacturers affected by Meltdown and Spectre

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Cert has published links to guidance from vendors regarding Meltdown and Spectre. It includes Amazon AWS, Android and numerous other vendors. You almost certainly have to apply the patches but the performance impact is hideous (30 percent). See the CERT bulletin for details. 

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KB4056892, the Windows 10 patch to address Meltdown/Spectre installed on my laptop – Performance results are…

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

There has been a lot of speculation that the software patches to OS’s to address the Meltdown, Spectre could result in a 30 percent performance decrease . The update installed on my laptop on Jan 3rd and the results are..

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