MetaCentre administrators track the situation with recent bugs in processors (known as Meltdown and Specter, for more information see https://spectreattack.com/).
We evaluate the real impacts of infrastructure vulnerabilities. We have applied the available updates in the VMWare and MetaCloud environments. For part of the computational nodes we monitor available updates and evaluate their impact on the Metacentra environment (they are tested for performance limitations). The computing nodes are being updated gradually. If the situation requires, we could force the immediate restart of the computing resources and stop all active tasks. Especially for the upcoming long tasks, please consider postponing their execution at a later time, especially if your tasks can not be restarted.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.