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Title: Rebooting Computers to Avoid Meltdown and Spectre

Security vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre demonstrate how chip complexity grew faster than our ability to manage unintended consequences. Here, attention to security from the outset should be part of the rememdy, yet complexity must be controlled at a more fundamental level.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Israel)
  4. Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-6948J
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9162; 665142
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Computer
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9162
Publisher:
IEEE
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; rebooting computing; meltdown; spectre; security; complexity; hardware; state machine abstraction; hackers
OSTI Identifier:
1459993

Conte, Thomas M., Debenedictis, Erik P., Mendelson, Avi, and Milojicic, Dejan. Rebooting Computers to Avoid Meltdown and Spectre. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1109/MC.2018.2141022.
Conte, Thomas M., Debenedictis, Erik P., Mendelson, Avi, & Milojicic, Dejan. Rebooting Computers to Avoid Meltdown and Spectre. United States. doi:10.1109/MC.2018.2141022.
Conte, Thomas M., Debenedictis, Erik P., Mendelson, Avi, and Milojicic, Dejan. 2018. "Rebooting Computers to Avoid Meltdown and Spectre". United States. doi:10.1109/MC.2018.2141022.
@article{osti_1459993,
title = {Rebooting Computers to Avoid Meltdown and Spectre},
author = {Conte, Thomas M. and Debenedictis, Erik P. and Mendelson, Avi and Milojicic, Dejan},
abstractNote = {Security vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre demonstrate how chip complexity grew faster than our ability to manage unintended consequences. Here, attention to security from the outset should be part of the rememdy, yet complexity must be controlled at a more fundamental level.},
doi = {10.1109/MC.2018.2141022},
journal = {Computer},
number = 4,
volume = 51,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}