Reply to post: Re: dozens of cores and oodles of memory...

And here's Intel's Epyc response: Up-to 56-core, 4GHz 14nm second-gen Xeon SP chips, Agilex FPGAs, persistent mem

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Re: dozens of cores and oodles of memory...

First, at least some of those have been patched in software. Second, it doesn't really impact the main point because people are currently doing multi-user environments on the existing intel chips with the same vulnerabilities. For all of those people, the security landscape is the same as it is right now. If you don't care about the vulnerabilities enough to stop using a multi-user system with the old chips, the compression allowed by all these cores could be useful. It might also help if you have a relatively large datacenter as well, as you could compress multiple internal servers onto a smaller number of VM hosts running on these. I'm not sure it's worth the investment, but it makes some sense.

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