Tag: Meltdown and Spectres

Meltdown and Spectre’s Performance Impact on Big Data Workloads in the Cloud

These exploits enable cross-VM and cross-process attacks by allowing untrusted programs to scan other programs’ memory. On Big Data, the only place where users can execute arbitrary code is in the virtual machines that run Apache Spark clusters. There, cross-customer isolation is handled at the VM level. The cloud providers that Big Data runs on, … Continue reading Meltdown and Spectre’s Performance Impact on Big Data Workloads in the Cloud

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