POWER7+ Accelerated Encryption and RNG for Linux
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By Kent Yoder
I've just released a white paper with some info on using the encryption and random number generation hardware accelerators in the POWER7+ CPU in Fedora Linux. It covers a few areas:
1. Background on the hardware and software architecture
2. Setting up Fedora to use the accelerators for disk encryption and IPSec
3. How to monitor that you're really getting hardware acceleration
Hope you find it useful, and don't hesitate to send me questions or comments!