It is widely assumed the Spectre and Meltdown patches led systems running on Intel Broadwell and Haswell chips to reboot. 11, the company only admitted that customers saw "higher system reboots after applying firmware updates." So far, Intel has been careful to avoid mentioning the Spectre and Meltdown patches in connection to the reboot issues with Broadwell and Haswell chips.
Despite not outright admitting the connection, Intel has pulled its Spectre and Meltdown patches while it tests an updated version of the fix.
All of these developments have been oriented toward support for real-time graphics, and are therefore oriented toward processing in two, three, or four dimensions, usually with vector lengths of between two and sixteen words, depending on data type and architecture.
When new SIMD architectures need to be distinguished from older ones, the newer architectures are then considered "short-vector" architectures, as earlier SIMD and vector supercomputers had vector lengths from 64 to 64,000.
SIMD is particularly applicable to common tasks such as adjusting the contrast in a digital image or adjusting the volume of digital audio.