Itanium, the speedy encryptor

    Date11 Sep 2006
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    Linux kernel maintainer Linus Torvalds has charged that Itanium designers "threw out all the good parts of the x86." One emerging niche for Itanium, though, seems to be high-speed encryption and decryption. For instance, encryption and key management provider Eruces Inc. of Lenexa, Kan., is bullish on Itanium. Eruces devotes a large chunk of its business to federal intelligence agencies. The company's symmetric key management system encrypts documents, programs and databases, using a centralized KeyServer to generate and manage keys.

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