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An Update on AMD Processor Security submitted by Troll to technology

InterestingThings 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago

According to the article these are AMDs reactions to the 3 variants (1=Spectre, 2=Spectre, 3=Meltdown) I added the words in bold, cross referenced from Google ZeroDay project's website)

Variant One (Spectre Bounds Check Bypass) Resolved by software / OS updates to be made available by system vendors and manufacturers. Negligible performance impact expected.

Variant Two (Spectre Branch Target Injection) Differences in AMD architecture mean there is a near zero risk of exploitation of this variant. Vulnerability to Variant 2 has not been demonstrated on AMD processors to date.

Variant Three (MeltDown Rogue Data Cache Load) Zero AMD vulnerability due to AMD architecture differences.

AMD Investigating Reports of Ryzen Flaws - though possible insider trading with security firm submitted by JoeFacts to technology

InterestingThings 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago

Have you read the (("white paper"))?

To exploit this you need elevated admin rights, then install a device driver the attacker has customized for their payload but signed by ASMedia (yeah, ASMedia gives their private signing certificate to anyone, don't you know).

For the other (("flaw")) you have to be in front of the machine to swap out the BIOS.

Let's just say, not flaws. If you already have admin rights or have physical access to the hardware, you own the hardware.

It's interesting that ((this article)) comes out the day after the AMD afternoon webinar highlighting AMDs increasing market growth with Ryzen, Ryzen Mobile and Ryzen Pro all throughout last year and that rate of growth projected to increase 50% this year.

Oh and they didn't give AMD 24 hours. It was unbelievably less than 10 hours to respond.

Account Deleted By User submitted by singleflowingpoint to technology

InterestingThings 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago

If you need more cores, get an AMD EPYC CPU: 32 Cores, 64 threads per CPU, dual CPU option available (=64 cores x 128 threads). Also has 128 PCIe lanes and 4 TB RAM capacity. That Intel has the Meltdown vulnerability, is a "bit" behind EPYC in performance -- see demo, consumes more power, and costs 5 grand more, and lacks the VM memory encryption feature that's standard on all AMD EPYC CPUs.

The VM memory encyption is useful if you're worried about running potentially 'untrusted' software in a VM that shares a VM-host with your production systems: there is no way that one VM can read the other VM's memory space since each is encrypted differently. 1% performance loss when this feature is turned on, which isn't much to pay for insurance of no cross-VM snooping.

If you need 24x7 support for business, Dell's PowerEdge with AMD EPYC, model R7425,R7415,R6415 or HPe's DL385 have you covered.

SuperMicro's servers with AMD EPYC and Penguin's servers with AMD EPYC are more of a roll-your-own variety but are also good quality (can personally speak for both as we are evaluating them in our data center).

Dell PowerEdge R7425 “enables fast workload performance” on more cores. It has up to 2 enterprise class EPYC processors; memory and IO flexibility with up to 32 DDR4 DIMMs and 128 lanes of PCIe; storage performance with up to 24 NVMe drives; up to 4 terabytes memory capacity for data base analytics; and increased VDI instances with up to 64 cores.

PowerEdge R7415 is intended to “scale workloads while managing costs,” says Dell. “The R7415 delivers software defined storage or business analytics in a single processor design.” Features include: memory and IO flexibility with up to 16 DDR4 DIMMs and 128 lanes of PCIe; storage performance with up to 24 NVMe drives; and up to 2 terabytes memory capacity for in-line memory and analytics.

PowerEdge R6415 “balances resources to support demanding workloads…the R6415 single processor server tightly matches workload needs without adding underutilized resources,” according to Dell. Features include: storage performance with up to 10 NVMe drives; up to 2 terabytes of memory and 128 PCIe lanes. Dell says the R6415 “simplifies and speeds deployments with VMware vSAN and ScaleIO Ready Nodes.”

The core advantage going to AMD with their current "Naples" EPYC -- the current version of EPYC on 14nm -- gets only better for AMD's "Rome" EPYC on 7nm. AMD's ROME EPYC has 64 cores per CPU x 128 simultaneous threads.

edit:Fixed wall-of-text look.

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I am an atheist, but I have Christian values. I'm pro-life, anti-immigration, traditional marriage etc. I know that when the crusades begin I will fight shoulder to shoulder with my Christian brothers submitted by TexasVet to OccidentalEnclave

InterestingThings 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I said: "...or rather an agnostic (statement2: I do not have evidence to believe there is a God) ?"

Here is the Merriam Webster definition of Agnostic:

Definition of agnostic 1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (such as God) is unknown [aka no evidence to support] and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god


My definition and interpretation of agnostic is straight from the English definition of the word.

How to hang a pot using only single loop of string submitted by killer7 to gif

InterestingThings 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

That's a very interesting method!

Warning: Microsoft's Meltdown and Spectre patch is bricking some AMD PCs submitted by tendiesonfloor to technology

InterestingThings 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Since Microsoft has now halted delivery of the update, it seems like it could be a good way to delay the big Intel slowdown AND blame AMD at the same time. "Oh we [Microsoft] had to stop our rollout because of AMD".

AMD didn't need a patch for Intel MeltDown. And SPECTRE was supposed to be resolved via microcode (bios) update.