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Detecting Ultrabook Sensors

With the recent launch of the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors, Intel has introduced a new breed of Ultrabook and it’s a game-changer.  Ultrabooks and Convertibles based on the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors come with new touch and sensor features.  In this blog, we will focus on the sensors and how to detect their presence on an Ultrabook running Windows 8:

INTRODUCTION TO INTEL® AES-NI AND INTEL® SECURE KEY INSTRUCTIONS

Starting in 2010 with the Intel® Core™ processor family based on the 32nm Intel® microarchitecture, Intel introduced a set of new AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) instructions. This processor launch brought seven new instructions.
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  • Intel AES-NI
  • Intel Secure Key
  • Intel® vPro™ Technology
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  • Performance Impact of Intel® Secure Key on OpenSSL

    The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the performance gains obtained when using the Intel® Secure Key in applications that depend on OpenSSL* for cryptographically secure random numbers.
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  • DRNG
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  • Local access to the Intel AMT Web UI

    Prior to Intel® AMT 6.1, if you wanted to connect to the AMT Web UI, it had to be done remotely.  Starting with Intel® AMT 6.1 we are able to connect to the WebUI locally.  If your system has AMT 6.0 firmware, check with your OEM's support site and there might be a newer 6.1 or 6.2 version of the FW available.

    Requirements for local access:

    • Administrator with User Rights
    • Intel AMT must be enabled in order to log in to Web UI
    • Intel AMT 6.1 or higher

    Requirements for remote access:

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