DailyDirt: Processors Without Borders...?
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- The Russian government is reportedly going to rely on computer processors made by Russian companies, instead of Intel or AMD. Three Russian companies are creating "Baikal" processors, based on ARM designs, but it's not exactly clear how much more secure the resulting computers will actually be. (ahem, software? ARM licensing?) [url]
- The Chinese supercomputer, Tianhe-2, holds the top spot as the most powerful computer, but it runs on Intel chips, not Loongson processors. China's Loongson processors might not replace Intel or AMD chips in the top supercomputers in the near future, but it could happen sooner than expected. [url]
- OpenSPARC is an open source processor design available for anyone to develop, but it's getting a little stale since the last T2 release in 2008. If you're really paranoid about security, using obscure hardware and software might be make things a bit harder for potential attackers... (did you seriously believe that?) [url]