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Presentations

The Impact of Spectre and Meltdown

The Impact of Spectre and Meltdown

Overview

The presentation was delivered by Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-founder, Instaclustr during Austin Meet Up. The topic of the presentation focused on understanding Spectre and Meltdown after security researchers discovered security flaws late in 2017 and publicized them in January 2018. In the presentation, Ben provides an introduction to Speculative Execution, Spectre, and Meltdown. He also suggests the fixes and shares how it impacts Cassandra, following some reports that suggested that Meltdown impacts Cassandra Latency. He also shares the results of benchmark testing at Instaclustr that showed no performance impact following the instance operating system patches.