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Intel x86 considered harmful [pdf] (invisiblethings.org)
4 points by erwan on July 13, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Setting aside the overused title, we should keep in mind that with the frightful complexity of today's leading architectures it is going to be a challenge to ensure secure operation, or as noted with the recent sky lake bug, correct operation.

One wonders if there is any hope for a commercially viable CPU architecture that is simple enough to audit.

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