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Chipzilla rips sticker off its graphics accelerator, switches off GPU – now you’re a security wizard, Harry!

RSA Intel is touting a PCIe card packed with SGX tech to plug into servers in time for next week’s RSA conference in San Francisco.

Chipzilla’s chunky add-on is aimed at cloud and data-center machines missing SGX (Software Guard Extensions) so that applications running on the boxes can use the technology. SGX allows program to run code within so-called secure enclaves that not even the server’s system administrators nor operating systems, hypervisor, and other software can peer into and manipulate.

The idea is you run sensitive cryptography and similar private stuff within the enclave out of sight of prying eyes.

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