[Cryptography] RAM memories as one source of entropy

Jerry Leichter leichter at lrw.com
Sat Feb 15 14:28:22 EST 2014

On Feb 15, 2014, at 1:56 PM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> IBM Power servers may have already beaten you to this.  Indeed, with
> the publically available interfaces, it is impossible to get access to
> the raw CPU; the BIOS is always running as a hypervisor.
One might argue that the Burroughs "Algol" machines of the 1960's were way ahead on this.  (The lowest level documented interface was a simplified/extended for systems programming purposes form of Algol.)

                                                        -- Jerry

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