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microcode

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkəʊd)
n
(Computer Science) computing a set of microinstructions
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Noun1.microcode - (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
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Tenders are invited for service for the periodic review of the mainframe hardware and the supply and / or repair of parts of the set of machines that conform it, periodical revision of the microcode and its update, maintenance of hardware and mainframe microcoder, and development of a hardware support plan and tracking the implementation of this plan.
This results in the processor having to rely on the microcode to decipher this zombie load and in doing so, applications that are currently residing on the CPU cache can access another application's data.
We've already delivered the microcode update for Variant 4 in beta form to OEM system manufacturers and system software vendors, and we expect it will be released into production BIOS and software updates over the coming weeks.
"As I shared January 22, we identified the root cause of the reboot issue affecting the initial Broadwell and Haswell microcode updates," said Intel's Navin Shenoy.
"While Intel tests, updates and deploys new microcode, we are making available an out-of-band update today, KB4078130, that specifically disables only the mitigation against CVE-2017-5715 -- 'Branch target injection vulnerability.' In our testing this update has been found to prevent the behavior described."
Processor maker Intel, has said it wants customers to know that it's sticking to its recent commitment to put security first after it confirmed that it's investigating an issue with the CPU microcode updates it issued to its hardware partners.
Seven parts of the textbook focus in turn (but not in order) on the seven levels of abstraction that computers operate at: application, high-order language, assembly, operating system, instruction set architecture, microcode, and logic gate.
In the first step, line card architects use an intuitive, C-like high-level language (rather than arcane microcode) to design the requirements and create a specification for a network line card.
Besides avoiding disruptions, the resulting intelligence about the storage infrastructure availability during peak periods also dramatically accelerates the time needed to diagnose and fix the kind of problems that are not predictable such as faulty fibre connections or other hardware or microcode failures, untested application changes, unpredictable workload spikes, etc.," explained Brent Phillips, IntelliMagic Managing Director for the Americas.
This platform is based on one programmable broadcast-specific vector signal processor (VSP) and it is able to handle any TV standard by adapting its microcode, the company added.
The modern computers contain a microcode which is remotely updated by the security updates.
The 7-digit microcode obtained from the scoring of positive tests before and after the addition of kit reagents was checked in the electronic RapID compendium ERIC(R) (http://www.remel.com/ERIC/IdentificationSingle.aspx) for the identification of the test organisms.