Nvidia CEO clarifies the GPUs are ‘absolutely’ defence to Meltdown and Spectre

Nvidia expelled a confidence circular on Tuesday detailing updates it done to a motorist program to residence a supposed Meltdown CPU disadvantage suggested by Google’s Project Zero. The circular was misinterpreted by some outlets as an acknowledgment that Nvidia’s GPUs were also affected.

“Our GPUs are immune, they’re not influenced by these confidence issues,” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang pronounced during a ubiquitous press QA this morning. “What we did is we expelled motorist updates to patch a CPU confidence vulnerability. We are patching a CPU disadvantage a same approach that Amazon , a same approach that SAP, a same approach that Microsoft, etc are patching, since we have program as well.”

Huang explained that anyone using any kind of program has to patch that program for a CPU vulnerabilities detected by researchers. He stressed that in no approach is Nvidia patching for any issues in a possess hardware.

“I am positively certain that a GPU is not affected,” Huang said, in no capricious terms.

Nvidia also updated a confidence circular to make transparent that a possess hardware products are not influenced by a disclosed vulnerabilities, to a best of their believe right now.

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