1. Zarathustra[H]

    BitDefender Researchers Discover "Terrifying" Security Vulnerability in Intel CPUs

    Another day, another Intel hardware security bug. This time it's called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (or MDS for short) and has been proven to work on Intel's Ivy bridge, Haswell, Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU's. This vulnerability is particularly concerning because it allows an attacker to...
  2. cageymaru

    Wendell Answers Questions About AMD Threadripper Regression Testing

    Wendell from Level1Techs has released a new video where he discusses the one Windows kernel policy and scaling, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance regressions in some programs under Windows, Coreprio testing anomalies, more Epyc 7551P testing, NUMA, UMA and more. His contacts within...
  3. cageymaru

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Performance Regressions Linked to a Windows Bug

    Wendell at Level1Techs has done extensive testing of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX systems in an attempt to find out what is causing performance regressions under Windows. When AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors first arrived on the scene, the performance regressions observed were blamed...
  4. cageymaru

    AMD FreeSync Support Slated for Inclusion in Linux Kernel 4.21

    According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, FreeSync support (or VESA Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR) is going to be merged with the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel cycle. This will enable full FreeSync support for Linux gamers who own an AMD GPU! Mr Larabel also found new AMD Zen linux-firmware, and a...
  5. cageymaru

    The Evolution of the Windows Kernel

    Hari Pulapaka of the Windows Kernel Team at Microsoft has explained the evolution of the Windows kernel and how it can scale from an ATM machine to a pre-release Windows DataCenter class machine with 896 cores supporting 1792 logical processors and 2TB of RAM. The discussion starts its focus on...
  6. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu – Here is What You Have to Do to Fix Constant Crashes

    As we reported on on Monday Ryzen will really need a newer kernel than most current Linux distributions ship with in order to work properly. If you are of the alternate OS persuasion, and are an early Ryzen adopter, Servethehome has you covered regarding how to update your kernel in Ubuntu, and...
  7. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD's Ryzen Will Really Like a Newer Linux Kernel

    I know with the upcoming Ryzen launch, a lot of you have been pre-ordering your CPU's. Here's a little bit of a heads up for those of you who like your alternative flavors of operating systems. One of the weak spots with Linux has always been its support for brand new hardware, and Ryzen...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

    How about that. In a world where Microsoft puts off a patch Tuesday in February with known 0-day exploits in the wild, a new Linux exploit has been discovered, and fixed in Git a week before it was announced giving distribution managers time to patch it in their repositories. You have to...