Recently I had the opportunity to interview one of our community engineers, Dan Zimmerman. We turned it into an 8-minute video which details AES and the New Instructions(NI) that are part of the Sandy Bridge platform. Take a look and let us know what you think. If you have any questions about the material covered, just drop by the forum, /en-us/forums/manageability-software-development/ , and post it. Dan will be sure to answer any questions that come in.
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