Spectre and Meltdown fixes: How will they affect storage?

January 8, 2018 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from The Register.  Author: Chris Mellor

Analysis How will the bugfixes for Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affect storage?

IBM – which plans to release firmware updates tomorrow that address Spectre-like bugs in its designs for its POWER CPUs – has said that its storage won’t be affected at all. We received an IBM statement which confirmed: "IBM Storage appliances are not impacted by this vulnerability."


HPE doesn’t say much. In a statement, it explained: "In terms of impact on performance after patching systems: in most cases, we anticipate very minimal impact to system performance. However, any slower performance resulting from the OS and microprocessor patch updates will vary based on the OS and workloads."

That’s all fair enough, but we don’t know if storage performance is an affected workload.

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