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Continuous Integration at Intel for the Mesa Graphics Library

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Mesa CI is a continuous integration system at Intel for running builds and compliance test suites for the Mesa graphics library. It runs across more than 200 systems and runs tens of millions of tests per day.

Development Follow 779 Followers

MIT Researchers Propose DAWG Defense against Spectre and Meltdown

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 20, 2018

Security researchers from MIT claim to have devised a hardware solution to prevent cache timing attacks based on speculative execution, such as Spectre and Meltdown. Their approach, named Dynamically Allocated Way Guard (DAWG), splits the processor cache in variably-sized partitions to make it impossible for processes to snoop on other processes’ cache partitions.

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Intel Discloses New Speculative Execution Vulnerability L1 Terminal Fault

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new speculative execution side channel vulnerability, dubbed L1 Terminal Fault, that could potentially leak information residing in the processor L1 data cache. Mitigations are already available, according to Intel, based on its latest Microcode Updates and corresponding updates to operating systems and hypervisor stacks.

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Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 Vulnerabilities Disclosed

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

Two new vulnerabilities exploiting flaws in CPUs speculative execution have been recently disclosed. Dubbed Spectre 1.1 and 1.2, both are variants of the original Spectre (Spectre-v1) vulnerability and leverage speculative stores to create speculative buffer overflows which can escape Spectre-v1 mitigations.

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TLBleed Can Leak Cryptographic Keys from CPUs Snooping on TLBs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jun 26, 2018

A new side-channel vulnerability affecting Intel processors, known as TLBleed, can leak information by snooping on Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLBs), writes VUsec security researcher Ben Gras.

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Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability Affects Most Intel Core CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new vulnerability affecting most of its Core processors and making them targets for side-channel attacks similar to Spectre and Meltdown. The vulnerability, dubbed Lazy FP state restore (CVE–2018–3665), allows a process to infer the contents of FPU/MMX/SSE/AVX registers belonging to other processes.

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Intel Starts to Use GPUs for Malware Scanning

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Apr 20, 2018

Intel has announced its new Thread Detection Technology (TDT), a set of silicon-based capabilities which use the processor GPU to scan memory for malware. This will free the CPU from that task and help mitigate the impact of defending against Spectre and Meltdown.

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Intel Joins the Race for Quantum Supremacy with a 49-Qubit Chip

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018 1

At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Intel successfully built a 49-qubit chip, which aims to allow researchers to improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

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Intel Found That Spectre and Meltdown Fix Has a Performance Hit of 0-21%

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel have published their performance evaluation of the impact Meltdown and Spectre mitigation has on various systems.

Cloud Follow 375 Followers

Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new open framework, called Coco, which targets enterprise consortium networks. The framework sits on top of existing blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, and focuses on improving network throughput, adding new confidentiality models, network policy management and support for non-deterministic transactions.

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Releases Vision Paper

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 12, 2017

The newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published a Vision Paper outlining “a vision for users and stakeholders to propose, implement, and integrate advances to the Ethereum protocol with support for Enterprise Ethereum protocols.” In this paper the EEA discusses many topics related to Pluggable Consensus, interoperability, Ethereum protocol updates, storage and performance.

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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is Formed - Microsoft, Intel, JP Morgan, Startups Join

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced their participation in the newly formed Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. The mission for this alliance is to learn from and build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production and to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly demanding applications at the speed of business.

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Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains Paper Released at World Government Summit

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 04, 2017

At the recent World Government Summit, Hexayurt Capital and ConsenSys released a paper called “Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains.” The purpose of the paper was to provide an Internet of Agreements (IoA) strategy and roadmap for the next wave of innovation in order to drive Globalization 2.0.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1107 Followers

Intel Open-Sources BigDL, Distributed Deep Learning Library for Apache Spark

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 13, 2017

Intel open-sources BigDL, a distributed deep learning library that runs on Apache Spark. It leverages existing Spark clusters to run deep learning computations and simplifies the data loading from big datasets stored in Hadoop.

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WSO2 MSF4J Adds Support for Spring and Swagger

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 22, 2016

WSO2 MSF4J 2.0 has added support for Spring, Swagger definition generation, ExceptionMapper and StreamingOutput.

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