Xavier Garcia of HP | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: One of the challenges that all of us have had over the last year is the Meltdown and Spectre viruses that Intel inflicted on us. What's been happening on that front to protect our CPU cores?

Xavier Garcia: Well, I think HP have been working very closely with all the industry partners like Microsoft and Intel to ensure that we deliver as soon as possible the solutions to our customers. Today you go to our website, you can find all those micro codes and different releases that are required in order to upgrade our workstations, well not only workstations, all the computers on the HP portfolio.

LJ: There was a lot of discussion when that micro code was implemented, it would slow performance down especially with your new workstations, is that an issue?

XG: Well, there is some cases where customers will see a difference in performance within a micro code, so we have been working with our partners to minimize it and to get the best that we can do. And I think that now that all the micro codes are available, we expect that industries are going to start adopting them. I believe that the level of adoption at this moment is low. We're going to see in the coming months how the industry is adopting them and also what are the solutions and what is the roadmap within that problem. Our partners have expressed that there's going to be a roadmap. Looking forward to getting around those issues.

LJ: It'll be nice when that is behind us for all of us, I'm sure.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he's done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website,, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry's leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.

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