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Google has announced that its cloud systems do are not impacted with performance hits after it applied a patch dubbed Retpoline. Google plans to share the patch with others in the industry.
Google has announced that its cloud systems have been patched against Meltdown and one variant of Spectre since September, and for a second variant of Spectre since December, and that its cloud systems have not been slowed down. The outcome of Google’s patches are in stark contrast to Amazon’s experience patching AWS, with Amazon acknowledging a slowdown of its offerings.
In a blog post, Ben Treynor Sloss, VP of 24×7 at Google, explained how the company overcame the bottlenecked performance:
Google believes that Retpoline is the best solution because it fully protects against Spectre’s second variant and has a minimal impact on the system’s performance. The firm said that in sharing its research publicly, the solution can be universally deployed to improve the cloud experience industry-wide.
Source: Google via CGTN

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