x86

  • Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets

    Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets

    Are you sufficiently paranoid? If you’re not, there’s now Sandsifter. This project, just announced at Defcon 2017, tests your x86 processor for hidden instructions and bugs. “Sandsifter has uncovered secret processor instructions from every major vendor; ubiquitous software bugs in disassemblers, assemblers, and emulators; flaws in enterprise hypervisors; and both benign… Read More

  • New Advancement Gives ARM Weapon To Challenge Intel Dominance In Server Market

    New Advancement Gives ARM Weapon To Challenge Intel Dominance In Server Market

    The x86 chip is an Intel crown jewel. It’s the processor for millons of servers around the globe. But now it appears that software has invaded the land of hardware yet again with the news that a group of Russian developers are building an emulation capability to run x86 servers on ARM-based servers. Read More

  • Intel Confirms Medfield x86 Chips Don’t Support LTE Yet — But Says It Won’t Be Long Coming

    Intel Confirms Medfield x86 Chips Don’t Support LTE Yet — But Says It Won’t Be Long Coming

    Intel’s second bite at the smartphone market has been more akin to a gentle nibbling around the edges. At the end of last year the chipmaker teased a smartphone reference design running its new Medfield x86 chip. Nine months Intel chips have found their way inside six smartphones, yet none apparently destined for the U.S. Read More

  • As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year

    As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year

    Intel announced today that its sales for the third quarter will be lower than expected due to a decline in demand. Intel microprocessors use the x86 architecture found in most PCs and Macs today. Instead of $14.2 billion, Intel now anticipates $13.8 billion in revenue. It is not due to competition as AMD faces the same problem. Even more important, that decline demonstrates once again that a… Read More

  • The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

    The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

    Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for exploring and testing OpenStack. The ramifications are evident in a few ways: Read More