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Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

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DazzaG
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Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

Has anyone seen any clarification of HP's response to Spectre and Meltdown for legacy rx (2600, 2800) and 9000 rp (2470, 3440, 8420) systems?

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Torsten.
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

yes, according to the list of affected cpu the itanium chip works different and does not have this issue.

rp systems dont even have intel processors.

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Torsten.
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

see the last lines in the table:

 

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/securityalerts/SCAM/Side_Channel_Analysis_Method.html


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Dennis Handly
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

While Integrity servers have branch prediction and speculation, I've never heard about problems like this.

Also, HP-UX has separation of user and kernel address spaces.

JeroenKleen
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

This URL contains an important updated statement (not related to HPE Integrity Systems) but still important to review:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/securityalerts/SCAM/Side_Channel_Analysis_Method.html


Best regards, Jeroen

Working at HPE Pointnext Cloud CoE as HPE OneSphere multi-cloud Evangelist
Torsten.
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

The list *IS* also related to Integrity systems!

ia64 systems are not affected, x86 based Integrities are affected!

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Dennis Handly
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

> x86 based Integrities are affected! 

 

That's for Superdome X.

Torsten.
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Re: Spectre and Meltdown for Integrity (rx and rp) systems

Not only Superdome X.

Superdome Flex and MC990 systems too (based on the former SGI systems), both belong to the Integrity family.


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