See the main site article with more information here: https://www.servethehome.com/amd-psb-vendor-locks-epyc-cpus-for-enhanced-security-at-a-cost/ In this vi...
@brombek
link
21Y

They just need to provide a physical switch (like short circuit two pins) to reset the binding. If they are not doing this then they are doing it for the lock-in.

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
creator
link
21Y

Some of the video comments are saying you can cut a trace on the motherboard to tell the CPU to run anyway. I’m not sure if this is true though, and even if it is, you shouldn’t have to resort to it.

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
creator
link
2
edit-2
1Y

My biggest problem with this is the E-waste this is going to generate. Nothing like throwing out perfectly good high performance processors because they’ve bricked themselves. It’s a middle finger to the environment.

I mean, there are ways of enforcing this kind of security without bricking the whole thing.

@brombek
link
11Y

Another CPU within CPU where NSA can put their blobs in :D If you need security this days you should use mechanical type writer and paper.

@gottfried
link
1
edit-2
8M

deleted by creator

@brombek
link
31Y

Or get Amiga with a printer :)

kvuj
link
1
edit-2
10M

deleted by creator

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
creator
link
2
edit-2
1Y

Really hoping for RISC-V to take off. Maybe it can spearhead the widespread open sourcing of processors like Linux did for operating systems.

And yeah, this is going to cripple the second hand market and create a lot more waste.

Subscribe to see more stories about technology on your homepage


  • 0 users online
  • 4 users / day
  • 56 users / week
  • 147 users / month
  • 460 users / 6 months
  • 3267 subscribers
  • 1502 Posts
  • 3850 Comments
  • Modlog