Still fresh, damnit!
- Oct 6, 2008
- Somewhere off the coast of the EU
In the old days chips came with undocumented HCF (halt and catch fire) instructions, or Pentium divide errors or the Cyrix coma bug, and we just coded around it. These days when everyone is running under some kind of hypervisor seems to make even malicious use of such errors workroundable.
As the Largest Computer Networks Continue To Grow, Some Engineers Fear that Their Smallest Components Could Prove To Be an Achilles' Heel - SlashdotAn anonymous reader shares a report: Imagine for a moment that the millions of computer chips inside the servers that power the largest data centers in the world had rare, almost undetectable flaws. And the only way to find the flaws was to throw those chips at giant computing problems that...tech.slashdot.org