Gonna say this one time.
I don’t post this stuff because I am looking for someone to tell me there’s not a scholarly article, or a deeper dive. I post it because of trends I have seen in the reporting of day to day events, and emerging threats.
I didn’t get here on scholarly articles on emerging threats
As this one gets closer to being truly weaponized… You need to know that SPECTRE and Meltdown cannot be patched..
@thegibson we have to tools to solve these problems, but I’ve had little luck convincing anyone with the resources to get it done that it’s real.
These two are just the beginning, and as long as we rely on static logic we’ll have computers that can’t be fixed.
I wrote a (weirdly patriotic?) post about using FPGA to solve this and many other systemic vulnerabilities our computers have, but I’m not sure how to push it forward.
Yes _and no_ ... RISC as a microarchitecture thoroughly and definitively won. There's a real argument to be made that a CISC ISA with a RISC microarchitecture is the true performance winner. (Cf. X86, GPUs)
And of course, as you say, our RISCs aren't as RISCy as they could be these days, either.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko