Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 18:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Sun Microsystems' product plans are up in the air pending its acquisition by Oracle, but the company's chip engineers continue to present new designs in the hope they'll see the light of day. At the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University on Tuesday, 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 chip, known as a coprocessor, will be included on the same silicon as Rainbow Falls, the code name for the follow-on to Sun's multithreaded Ultrasparc T2 processor."
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RE: Again and again...
by flanque on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:40 UTC in reply to "Again and again..."
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That really depends on the difference in cost, adds another breakpoint by using a dedicated card and also impacts support contracts.

Yeah you can offload the SSL to dedicated card but if you can get it as a standard part of the chip then that's a good. If it ends up costing you at extra $5k then that's probably not going to fly.

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