Hardware random number generator in current chipsets?

Hardware random number generator in current chipsets?

Hi,

I understand that Intel 82802 firmware hub has a hardware RNG.
Is this still offered in the current chipsets? Trying to determine
whether to write a OpenSolaris driver for it.

Thanks,
-Krishna

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Quoting - yenduri
Hi,

I understand that Intel 82802 firmware hub has a hardware RNG.
Is this still offered in the current chipsets? Trying to determine
whether to write a OpenSolaris driver for it.

Thanks,
-Krishna

Hello Krishna,

Documentation at http://developer.intel.com/design/software/drivers/platform/security.htm indicates that this feature is only enabled for the following:

Intel 810 Chipset Family
Intel 815 Chipset Family
Intel 830 Chipset Family
Intel 845G Chipset Family

However, if you have a specific chipset in mind, it may be worth checking product specifications or asking product technical support.

Regards,

Gina H.

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