BJM
By: BJM

June 7, 2018 4:58 pm

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SUSE Ready to Heat Things Up at Cisco Live!

  There are plenty of reasons to be at Cisco Live this year. Technical education, thought leadership and partner collaboration,  not to mention Florida sunshine (or possibly monsoon rains), humidity, Universal Studios, and Cake (the band, not the kind you eat. Yeah, we’d forgotten about them, too). It’s all happening at the Orange County Convention […]

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Nicolai Stange
By: Nicolai Stange

May 7, 2018 1:54 pm

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Live Patching Meltdown – SUSE Engineer’s research project (Part 4 – The Conclusion)

Now that everything has been set to go as described in Part 1 (Key technical obstacles for Live Patching Meltdown), Part 2 (Virtual address mappings and the Meltdown vulnerability)  and Part 3 (Changes needed for Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) flushing primitives), the last missing piece is to actually replace the entry code and make it […]

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Nicolai Stange
By: Nicolai Stange

May 4, 2018 12:20 pm

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Live Patching Meltdown – SUSE Engineer’s research project (Part 3)

Building upon the Part 1 (Key technical obstacles for Live Patching Meltdown) and the Part 2 (Virtual address mappings and the Meltdown vulnerability), let’s now address the needed changes to the TLB flushing primitives. In order to resolve virtual to physical addresses, a CPU must traverse the page table tree. This is a costly thing to […]

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Nicolai Stange
By: Nicolai Stange

May 3, 2018 11:59 am

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Live Patching Meltdown – SUSE Engineer’s research project (Part 2)

Following up on the Part 1 about key technical obstacles for Live Patching Meltdown, in this blog I will give you some background on virtual address mappings in context of the Meltdown vulnerability and look at patching kGraft itself! Virtually mapped memory is a protection feature provided by the CPU, orthogonal to the privilege separation […]

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Nicolai Stange
By: Nicolai Stange

May 2, 2018 2:37 pm

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Live Patching Meltdown – SUSE Engineer’s research project (Part 1)

Meltdown is one of the biggest and complex security vulnerabilities that happened recently and impacted almost everyone. I am a SUSE live patching engineer and wanted to share with you how unique fixing this vulnerability was in terms of scope and complexity. My goal was to see if I could also create a live patch […]

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Michael Tabron
By: Michael Tabron

April 25, 2018 3:08 pm

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SUSE Sponsors IBM Systems Technical University in Orlando

For the nearly three years that I’ve been at SUSE, I’ve had the privilege of participating in five different IBM Systems Technical University events in Europe and the US. It’s always been a great opportunity not only to highlight the latest SUSE innovations available for the IBM Power platform but also to talk to IBMers, […]

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Jeff Reser
By: Jeff Reser

March 5, 2018 8:41 pm

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Toward Zero Downtime with SAP HANA and More on IBM Systems

Whether you are running business-critical systems like SAP HANA on IBM Power or managing highly transactional workloads on IBM Z, maintaining business continuity is essential in today’s nonstop business environments. Many companies around the world are looking to ensure faster response times and low maintenance overheads through high availability techniques and technologies.  One such company […]

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Raj Meel
By: Raj Meel

March 2, 2018 2:44 pm

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Business-critical systems demand Live Patching capability

As a system administrator, you could be spending several man days each month applying patches, synchronizing the patches across all your systems and rebooting the systems. You can avoid this. On average, infrastructure failure costs large enterprises $100,000 per hour. Critical application failures can cost $500,000 to $1 million per hour*. You can avoid kernel […]

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Raj Meel
By: Raj Meel

January 31, 2018 5:45 am

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Live Patching helps deliver nonstop IT with IBM Power Systems

SUSE just extended Live Patching to IBM Power Systems. Driven by customer demand, this is yet another stellar step toward zero downtime that IBM Power customers want, need, and have asked SUSE to provide. Building on the success of Live Patching for the x86 platform, SUSE is the first to provide Live Patching for IBM […]

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Michael Tabron
By: Michael Tabron

January 19, 2018 5:04 pm

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Don’t miss these SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems webinars

If you’re one of over a thousand customers who’ve implemented SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems over the last couple of years, then you’ve taken a major step toward transforming your business. Maybe you didn’t realize it, but SAP’s strategy going forward is open source and it’s built exclusively on Linux. So when SAP talks […]

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