Vulnerabilities in High-Performance Computer Chips; Leading To Failures in Modern Electronics

Researchers from Washington State University found vulnerabilities in the high performance computer chip. They found that the on-chip communication system affects the lifetime of entire computer chip shortening it fundamentally by purposely including the malignant workload.

Apple and Samsung are not far behind as they too have been blamed for misusing the vulnerabilities in their very own hardware and sending software updates that purposefully slow down the prior phone models to urge customers to buy the new products.

Notwithstanding of the past researchers having contemplated the computer chip parts, similar to the processors, the computer memory and circuits for security vulnerabilities still the WSU research team has discovered huge vulnerabilities in the modern communications backbone of the high performance computer chips.

The communication systems are of extreme importance to the high performance computers as they are thusly created to utilize an expansive number of processors and in particular the parallel processing and cloud computing.

Now so as to test the communications systems the researchers have conceived three “cunningly built malicious” attacks. They found that a predetermined number of pivotal vertical links of the communication system were especially ‘vulnerable to fail’.

Pande, a researcher of Indian origin who alongside the other researchers found the vulnerabilities in the first place says,

 “We determined how an agent can target the communication system to start malfunctions in the chip.The role of the communications and the threat had not been clear to the research community before.”


The specialists have now begun attempting to create different courses down the lines of automated techniques and algorithms to moderate the issue and to attempt and identify as well as thwart the attacks.

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