[cryptography] Which encryption chips are compromised?
paul at cypherpunks.ca
Thu Dec 12 14:37:44 EST 2013
On Thu, 12 Dec 2013, coderman wrote:
> of course, this could be because companies like Sun charge $9,999 for
> an HSM/accelerator that is at best a reasonable cost at $1,499...
If you mean the SCA 6000, those were $1600 at Sun. When Oracle bought
them they just bumped it to $10k. On ebay you can see listings right
now for $300-$750 for used ones, with the familiar traces of heated up
And yes, no one should use them as accelerator. They only have an HSM
function at this point. And in practise, they've turned out to be a
bit troubled with overheating and crashing linux drivers.
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