CPU May Have Slowed Down on Wednesday

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  • It isn't clear if Haswell has this optimization. As an easy test you could run the zero-fill-bench linked in the post and check the fill0 vs fill1 numbers. If they are the same, Haswell probably never had this optimization in the first place.

    Based on the Intel microcode release note [1] it doesn't seem like client HSW got any update this time, only HSX (Haswell Xeon).

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    [1] https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Dat...

  • It isn't clear if Haswell has this optimization. As an easy test you could run the zero-fill-bench linked in the post and check the fill0 vs fill1 numbers. If they are the same, Haswell probably never had this optimization in the first place.

    Based on the Intel microcode release note [1] it doesn't seem like client HSW got any update this time, only HSX (Haswell Xeon).

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    [1] https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Dat...

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  • iota

    A terminal-based text editor written in Rust

    > but I'm sure it won't be able to open a 1KB text file instantaneously in 5 years

    Unless you decide to switch to a modern console-based text editor. It doesn't have to be vim or emacs. There are many other alternatives. One new such editor written-in-Rust being Iota: https://github.com/gchp/iota

  • score

    ossia score, an interactive sequencer for the intermedia arts

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