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7/18/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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bmws88   7/21/2017 9:28:07 AM
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It seems 100k/s is a spec quoted from somewhere while 86.4B is a calculated number based on 86400 sec/day. But the math is done wrong.

86400*100k=8.64e4*100e3=8.64e4*1e5=8.64e9=8.64 Billion

not 86.4 Billion. So the Intel number, if real and a valid apple to apple comparison, is about 30% worse than IBM's. Still would like to see the reference.

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bmws88   7/21/2017 9:17:14 AM
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Skylake-SP reference? Hard to imagine Intel is 7X better but chooses to remain silent as IBM brags all over the Internet.

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luting   7/19/2017 5:40:32 PM
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FIPS140-2 Level 4 is 16 years old standard and lots of new threats are not considered. It effectiveness are really questionable to me.

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R_Colin_Johnson   7/19/2017 8:13:11 AM
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Thanks for the tip. I'll run this by IBM and see what they say. Thanks again.

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IraRal   7/19/2017 1:19:09 AM
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Intel Skylake-SP chipset's QAT can already do this at no where near the ridiculous cost IBM is claiming. In fact, they are capable of 86.40 billion transactions per day (or 100k/second) or 100 Gb/s sustained encryption bandwidth.

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R_Colin_Johnson   7/18/2017 1:33:23 PM
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Off-the-record everyone I interviewed about this article wanted the same "hacker proof" protection on consumer processors, which is just a matter of price. IBM has solved the problem, now Intel, AMD, Qualcomm and the rest just have to foot the bill for the extra on-chip hardware real-estate it takes to become hacker- and tamper-proof.

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HoppeJan   7/18/2017 1:04:23 PM
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A global, hugely statistical, picture of process quality emerges on the wafer test (over batches-big data). This can be seen best on wafer level during the wafer electrical test, currently, though the Probe Card' ultra tiny probes contacting test pads or bumps. This powerful model is used to control the quality of the entire process. Feedback goes to earlier operation. There are also more costly hardware/software systems to monitor big data at consecutive operations and wafer test works with them too. Wafer test radically lowers costs of this "policing" of operations.   

This added to Z makes a solution.

I WONDER IF THIS MIRACLE OF Z 17 will be available on PC. Thank you kindly.

 

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R_Colin_Johnson   7/18/2017 11:59:09 AM
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IBM's new z14 processor, available in its System Z, encrypts all data entering and existing it, making it virtually invincible to hackers with its tamper-proof keys that are destroyed at the first instant of intrusion, then reconstituted when the danger is past.

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