Hi all Linode enthusiasts
How about AMD CPU
for Linode as an option? Who would be interested in this? You're welcome to vote above.
Feel really free to use any CPU to your liking for your Linode servers. This post is just a suggestion.
Speaking for myself, I trust AMD more than Intel. Mostly because AMD have a stronger track record with security. Including acknowledging their security challenges, then take ownership of those, after this take adaptive actions to secure their CPU. Compare to Intel, who often do not acknowledge their security challenges, often do not take ownership, and are slower to take adaptive actions to secure their CPU. For those main reasons we really do not trust Intel. Related articles at:
• https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/0 ... notations/
___Archived at https://archive.fo/2Ikx5
• Linus Torvalds, the author of Linux at https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/3/797
___Archived at https://archive.li/srm64
A few comments at https://blog.linode.com/2018/05/17/upda ... r-linodes/
mentioned that their Linode CPU was upgrade from Intel to AMD. That sounds great. Unfortunately AMD is not available at all Linode data centers. According to Linode support, only a few Dallas hosts up are in rotation and running AMD. And more or less random at this time.
In the future, if Linode decides to offer AMD or an open source CPU for all their data centers, we look forward to that
Even better than AMD would be an open source CPU. Seems this would align with Linode' values. All are welcome to join the other discussion and vote about open source CPU