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Intel's Specter and Meltdown Updates cause unexpected slowdowns and shutdowns

Intel's Specter and Meltdown Updates cause unexpected slowdowns and shutdowns

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Intel announced that computer hardware was re-emerging beyond the ordinary after sending updates to Spectre and Meltdown.
The company acknowledged the problem and said it is making progress towards identifying the causes.
It also provided information on how updates could affect the performance of data centers.

Intel said that on the basis of the tests it had carried out it had noticed a drop in performance from 2% to 25%.
With a second release, the company said it had discovered the cause of the problems at Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge and Skylake.
Meltdown and Spectre were first discovered in early January. Researchers discovered security gaps in central units (CPUs).

Experts said their repair had a high cost on performance. Preliminary analyzes performed by Intel show a decline of only 2 to 4%.
However, a 4% performance loss means a lot for data centers.

The biggest drop is expected to be in the computations used to store large amounts of information. They can feel up to 25% less performance.

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