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Encryption Security Sun Microsystems Hardware

Sun Plans Security Coprocessor For New Ultrasparc 59

Posted by Soulskill
from the a-good-processor-knows-how-to-delegate dept.
angry tapir writes "At the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, Sun presented plans for a security accelerator chip that it said would reduce encryption costs for applications such as VoIP calls and online banking Web sites. The coprocessor will be included on the same silicon as Rainbow Falls, the code name for the follow-on to Sun's multi-threaded Ultrasparc T2 processor."
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Sun Plans Security Coprocessor For New Ultrasparc

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  • Bingo (Score:4, Funny)

    by mseeger (40923) on Wednesday August 26, 2009 @10:16AM (#29202237)

    "At the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, Sun presented plans for a security accelerator chip that it said would reduce encryption costs for applications such as VoIP calls and online banking Web sites. The coprocessor will be included on the same silicon as Rainbow Falls, the code name for the follow-on to Sun's multi-threaded Ultrasparc T2 processor."

    Any experienced buzzword bingo player should have shouted out before reaching the end of the first sentence.

  • by johncadengo (940343) on Wednesday August 26, 2009 @12:00PM (#29204061) Homepage

    As I understand it, the T1 and T2 chips both have on-chip crypto accelerators (one per core) already - what's the difference...?

    Well, here it is as I understand. In T1, Arnold came back to terminate Sarah Connor and was unsuccessful. However in T2, Arnold was reprogrammed by future John Connor to defend his younger self. This cemented Arnold's historic status as both among humanity's greatest villains and greatest heroes of all time. And in California, because we love that stuff, these events ensured victory during his bid for power in the 2003 Governor Recall election.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 26, 2009 @02:53PM (#29206971)

    I wonder what will happen when "hackers crack security chip"? lol

    "World Awash In Magic Smoke"?

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

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