Data Centers

Security Separation of Multi-Core Processors

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

The semiconductor industry has arguably reached the point where security is not just an application level requirement, but a processor level requirement as well. A small but specialized industry has addressed several government needs for high speed classified processing, but more is needed. Specialized ASIC design with electromagnetic and air 'Gaps' is becoming an expensive and highly constrained approach, and more tools are needed. The first tools to enable this data separation have been in software and operating systems, but rounding out that portfolio is a reconfigurable multi-core firewall capability in the Acalis secure processor.