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I see dead uops: thoughts on the latest Spectre paper targeting uop caches

Last night, a group of computer security researchers lead by Ashish Venkat (University of Virginia) published a paper titled “I See Dead µops: Leaking Secrets via Intel/AMD Micro-Op Caches” which they have submitted for ISCA ’21 (International Symposium on Computer Architecture, a prestigious academic conference). The paper concerns a structure called the micro-op (uop) cacheContinue reading “I see dead uops: thoughts on the latest Spectre paper targeting uop caches”


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