pjc123: Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® communities. We will do our best to provide the information you are looking for.
In regard to your inquiry about updates and for full details on this topic please refer to this Intel public website:
Any further questions, please let me know.
@Alberto R. I understand that it is early in Intel's response to these issues, but from the links you provided:
1) "End users and systems administrators should check with their operating system vendors and system manufacturers, and apply any updates as soon as they are available."
It is a motherboard. You are the "System Manufacturer and Vendor".
2) The CEO of Intel points out: "For Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years, we expect to issue updates for more than 90 percent of them within a week, the remainder by the end of January. We will continue to issue updates for other products thereafter".
My motherboard is older than 5 years (10 years old). Does "We will continue to issue updates for other products thereafter" mean that a patch will eventually be provided for my motherboard / processor? This is still a very capable motherboard and processor (DP55KG / i7-860), in fact it is way faster than a brand new laptop that I just bought (granted that has a low voltage version with less cores), so I still use the desktop combination most of the time.
I am a System Admin running HP ProLiant Servers using Xeon CPU E5-2643 0 - 3.30 Ghz and CPU E5-f4617 0 2.99 Ghz Processors. When will an update be available for processors we currently have?
Yes, eventually. You will need to get them through HP, not Intel, however.
MY Motherboard is a Dh87MC and I am also interested in how to get a fix for Spectre.