Radio Free HPC Looks at Spectre and Meltdown Exploits

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the performance ramifications of the Spectre and Meltdown exploits that affect processors from Intel, AMD, and many others. While patches are on the way, the performance hit from these patches could be as high as twenty or thirty percent in some cases.

In this video, Red Hat explains Meltdown and Spectre, two major security issues that threaten nearly all computers and mobile devices. In three minutes, this animation explains where these threats came from and what’s being done about them.

For information and links to useful resources, visit the security research findings page on

Download the White Paper: How the Meltdown and Spectre bugs work and what you can do to prevent a performance plummet.

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