LA Times: Microsoft says fix for chip problem may significantly slow some servers

LA Times: Microsoft says fix for chip problem may significantly slow some servers. “Microsoft Corp. said fixes for security flaws present in most processors may significantly slow certain servers and dent the performance of some personal computers. It was the software maker’s first assessment of a global problem that Intel Corp. initially downplayed. Microsoft’s statement indicates slowdowns could be more substantial than Intel has indicated. Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said Monday that the problem may be more pervasive than first thought, but he didn’t discuss the degree of impact — only that some machines would be more affected than others.”