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Rebooting Computers to Avoid Meltdown and Spectre

Conte, Thomas M.; DeBenedictis, Erik; Mendelson, Avi; Milojicic, Dejan

Security vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre demonstrate how chip complexity grew faster than our ability to manage unintended consequences. Attention to security from the outset should be part of the rememdy, yet complexity must be controlled at a more fundamental level.