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Linux community acts after years of complaints like Sarah Sharp's

Years after Sarah Sharp stepped down from her direct work in the Linux kernel community because of abusive behavior, Linus Torvalds has stepped away and the community adopted a Code of Conduct.

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Supermicro is the latest hardware vendor with a security issue

Vulnerabilities in Supermicro server firmware require skill to exploit, but if they are, attackers have as much control as if they gained physical access to the system.

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Intel launches Optane, the go-between for memory and storage

Intel introduced Optane DC persistent memory modules, a new class of memory and storage that stores frequently accessed data in its memory rather than forcing the server to fetch it from a hard disk.

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Suddenly the server market is hot again

Growth and new platforms are driving sales for a once-moribund market.

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Intel job posting hints at major overhaul to the processor core

Intel has hired some top talent and is looking for more, raising speculation that it is going to redesign its Core-branded CPU architecture.

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Patches for Meltdown and Spectre aren’t that bad after all

An industry vendor that tested the Meltdown and Spectre patches says one significant area of performance is impacted, and even that is a rare scenario.

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A few buckets of cold water on the Broadcom-Qualcomm-Intel merger talk

For the good of everyone involved, there should be no mergers involving Broadcom, Qualcomm, and Intel.

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New Spectre derivative bug haunts Intel processors

Researchers have discovered how to use the Spectre design flaw to break into the SGX secure environment of an Intel CPU to steal information. A fix is coming March 16.

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Most powerful Internet of Things companies

The Internet of Things is predicted to grow to a $1.4 trillion market by 2020, which means there are opportunities for big businesses to make a lot of money. These are the most powerful IoT companies that will be shaping this growing...

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Intel launches new Xeon processor aimed at edge computing

The Xeon D-2100's system-on-chip (SoC) design and low power are key for constrained environments.

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Researchers find malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre

As of Feb. 1, antivirus testing firm AV-TEST had found 139 malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre. Most are not very functional, but that could change.

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Intel promises silicon-based fixes for Meltdown and Spectre this year

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said "silicon-based" fixes for Spectre and Meltdown would arrive by the end of 2018.

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Linus Torvalds blasts Intel’s Meltdown fixes as ‘garbage’

Linus Torvalds has a point that some of Intel's patches for Meltdown and Spectre have been sloppy, but his blistering comments are unfair, as well as unreasonable.

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Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

The issue is in specific desktops and laptops but is not a technical one, company says.

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Impact of Intel and Micron ending their NAND partnership is negligible

The end of the Intel and Micron partnership in developing 3D NAND memory won't impact Intel SSD users. Nor will it affect other projects they are working on together.

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Is single tenancy the fix for the Meltdown flaw?

With single tenancy, or bare metal hosting, companies can avoid the performance hit that the Meltdown fixes can cause in virtual environments.

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Meltdown and Spectre exploits: Cutting through the FUD

A breakdown of what the Meltdown and Spectre exploits are, what they aren’t, the risks they pose, and what you should do.

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Intel’s processor flaw is a virtualization nightmare

An exploit of the Intel processor flaw would allow privileged memory to be observed, which would significantly impact performance.

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