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Intel’s warned that the fix for its Meltdown and Spectre woes might have made PCs and servers less stable.
Chipzilla’s slipped out a statement to the effect that “We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates.” The problems have hit “Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for both client and data center.”
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Intel’s said that if it needs to create a new fix, it will.
If new code is needed, Intel will need to get it right: the company already faces numerous class action lawsuits. Data centre operators already scrambling to conduct unplanned maintenance will not be happy about the fix reducing stability.
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Intel can take some small measure of comfort from the fact it is not alone with having ongoing Meltdown/Spectre worries to handle, as AMD on Thursday confirmed that it’s kit is vulnerable to...
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