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Intel CPU meltdown


#1

Just curious as to if the recent meltdown vulnerability has been effecting the servers and their performance, specifically since the updates rolled out to patch the hole in security.
Has there been any loss on the server side?


#3

Thanks for the question, bonkahe.

The short answer is that we do not expect there to be an impact on performance as a result of patches for the Meltdown vulnerability.

We contacted Google, who provide compute for game developers using the SpatialOS SDK, to confirm whether Improbable were required to action any patches. They confirmed that they themselves had applied the patch to their hypervisor, and since SpatialOS customers have the whole VM (ie, it is not shared), SpatialOS deployments do not need to restart and Improbable does not need to apply a patch to any internal container technology.

Do let me know if you have any other questions at all.


#4

Awesome! thanks for the clarity, glad to see everythings going great :slight_smile: