Archive for May 27th, 2009

The era of cyber tsars

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

It seems like monarchy is to reign in the cyber world. During the last weeks mass media heavily speak about the need of finding a proper authority who will be responsible for electronic information security issues: Obama seeks one for the White House, whereas EU commissioner for information society and media (Viviane Reding) announces that "Europe needs a ‘Mister Cyber Security’ as we have a ‘Mister Foreign Affairs’, a security tsar with authority to act immediately if a cyber attack is underway.

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Intel news: Larrabee delayed, Nehalem-EX Xeon previewed

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

First of all, sad news: Intel Larrabee is delayed till 2010 (we were expecting it in Q4’2009), according to the reports. With 32 cores onboard (though this number is not confirmed yet), it looks like a very good system for password cracking. Some Larrabee development tools and resources are already available, and of course, we’re porting our code to this platform, and will share the results with you as soon as we’ll be able to (we’re under the NDA with Intel; as well as with Nvidia and AMD :) ).

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