Developer Guide

  • 04/03/2019
  • Public Content

Platform Seed

The platform seed is a random 512-bit value that is unique per platform. This seed is persistent and is retained through platform power-cycles, Intel® Converged Security Engine (Intel® CSE) firmware reconfiguration, upgrade and re-flash. However, the seed may be changed after an SVN (Security Version Number) upgrade; in this case, the last platform seed before the change can still be retrieved.
The platform seed is confidential: The platform seed can only be read by an Intel® DAL applet and can be used for binding to a specific platform or as a seed in the creation of cryptographic keys. It cannot be accessed (for example) by software running on the host.
The platform seed is also accessible from BIOS. Access from BIOS can be permanently disabled by burning an FPF (Field Programmable Fuse). This action is irreversible.
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Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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