Intel Fikst bug that leaves stuck Skylake chip to calculate prime numbers

Jan

12

2016

Intel admits that there is a bug in his Skylake processors can ensure that the processor crashes. The company intends to issue a BIOS update that fixes the problem. The problem only occurs in the calculation of certain prime numbers.

Intel has a reaction on his forum announced that they are aware of the bug and that there is already a solution ready. The company is working to deliver these solutions to the makers of mainboards. These can then bring the solution to all users of Skylake processors via a bios update. For now Intel recommends users to contact the suppliers of motherboards if a system is affected by the bug.

The bug was discovered by users of Prime95, a program developed by the Mersenne Research group. The program is used for new Mersenne primes to vinden.Mersennepriemgetallen be used include random number generators and in cryptography. The bug occurs as Prime95 is used to test the number 14942209. Under pressure the computer system crashes itself. It is possible that the bug can also occur in other situations, but only the Prime95 method was able to show it repeatedly. The bios update, the problem must be solved.

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