[cryptography] Intel RNG

Marsh Ray marsh at extendedsubset.com
Tue Jun 19 15:06:12 EDT 2012


On 06/19/2012 01:59 PM, coderman wrote:
> thanks for the clarification; is this documented somewhere? i am
> curious if the die space consumed for two implementations of AES in
> negligable on these very large cores, or if there is another reason to
> intentionally keep them separate.

It sounds to me like the AES CTR DRBG is shared between multiple cores. 
So keeping it independent of any one core sounds like a good reason to 
separate it.

But then design decisions for these chips have mystified me in the past. 
(HT, SMM, etc. :-)

- Marsh



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