MIPS: response on speculative execution and side channel vulnerabilities

Updated January 18, 2018 The cache side channel vulnerabilities disclosed by security researchers recently have garnered much attention across the processor world.  Here is information on the susceptibility of MIPS processor implementations to these techniques. Scope Given the extensive history of the MIPS architecture and breadth of usage across the industry, there are many varieties … Read more

MIPS CPUs are at the heart of the world’s greenest supercomputers

Last week we saw the unveiling of the Green500 list, a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. A Japanese company called PEZY Computing dominates the list, occupying the first, second, third and fifth spots. The PEZY-SC2 SoC at the heart of these systems uses MIPS CPUs. Judging supercomputers by their energy … Read more

An open source approach to securing The Internet of Things

At the IoT Evolution 2016 conference in Las Vegas, a group of industry experts gathered to discuss security for the Internet of Things, with a focus on embedded devices. Moderated by Art Swift, President of the prpl Foundation, the group also included: Phil Attfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Sequitur Labs Lubna Dajani, Chief Strategy Officer … Read more

Imagination joins with industry leaders to drive open security through the prpl Foundation

Every day we hear some new horror story about security, whether it’s consumers impacted by phishing or other intrusions in their own applications and devices, or via enterprise breaches in an increasingly long list of corporations. Security matters While we would hope that consumers and enterprises are paying attention (and doing something about it), some … Read more

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MIPS is bringing intelligence to everyday things

As Imagination’s Director of Technology PR, I spend most of my time writing about high-performance platforms for connected consumer electronics, networking and smartphones. It’s usually all about multiprocessing, multicore, multithreading, 1 GHz+ frequencies, and so on. But there are some really interesting things happening at the other end of the spectrum too—right around the 80 … Read more