Seeing as it comes out of the TCG, this is almost certainly
the enabling hardware for Palladium/NGSCB. Its a part of
your computer which you may not have full control over.

Peter Trei


Tyler Durden
> ANyone familiar with computer architectures and chips able to 
> answer this 
> question:
> 
> That "chip"...is it likely to be an ASIC or is there already 
> such a thing as 
> a security network processor? (ie, a cheaper network 
> processor that only 
> handles security apps, etc...)

> 
> -TD
> 
> >From: "R.A. Hettinga" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >HOUSTON -- Dell Inc. today is expected to add its support to 
> an industry
> >effort to beef up desktop and notebook PC security by installing a
> >dedicated chip that adds security and privacy-specific 
> features, according
> >to people familiar with its plans.
> >
> >Dell will disclose plans to add the security features known 
> as the Trusted
> >Computing Module on all its personal computers. Its support 
> comes in the
> >wake of similar endorsements by PC industry giants Advanced 
> Micro Devices
> >Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp. and International 
> Business Machines
> >Corp. The technology has been promoted by an industry 
> organization called
> >the Trusted Computing Group.
> 
> 

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