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SGX, Virtual Machines, and Cloud Computing

clinton_b_
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Hello,

Currently SGX is not found on Xeon processors.  This suggests that this technology is not intended for servers and cloud computing, yet there is plenty of literature that provide examples of applications intended for the cloud using SGX [1,2,3,4].  My two questions are as follows:

1) Will SGX be incorporated into Xeon Processors?

2) If (1) is yes, then can SGX based applications run in a virtual machine on a SGX-enabled host? 

 

Thanks,

Clinton

 

 

[1] Costan, Victor, and Srinivas Devadas. Intel sgx explained. Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2016/086, 2016. https://eprint. iacr. org/2016/086.

[2] Li, Yanlin, et al. "MiniBox: A two-way sandbox for x86 native code." 2014 USENIX annual technical conference (USENIX ATC 14). 2014.

[3] Schuster, Felix, et al. "VC3: trustworthy data analytics in the cloud using SGX." 2015 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. IEEE, 2015.

[4] Jean Philippe Aumasson and Luis Merino. "SGX Secure Enclaves in Practice Security and Crypto Review." 2016 Black Hat.

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Surenthar_S_Intel
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Hi Clinton,

SGX Support Desktop, Laptop and Server like workstation. 

The road map for xeon-processor with SGX enabled will be released on 2018-2019.

I will ensure that the Z240 has one of these supported chipsets. SGX was enabled on Z240 with BIOS 1.07. This was the first Refresh BIOS in January 2016.”

  • Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 3.3 GHz (up to 3.7 GHz) 8MB GT2 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230v5 3.4 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240v5 3.5 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1245v5 3.5 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz) 8MB GT2 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1270v5 3.6 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1280v5 3.7 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU

Thanks and Regards,

Surenthar Selvaraj

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Surenthar_S_Intel
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Hi Clinton,

SGX Support Desktop, Laptop and Server like workstation. 

The road map for xeon-processor with SGX enabled will be released on 2018-2019.

I will ensure that the Z240 has one of these supported chipsets. SGX was enabled on Z240 with BIOS 1.07. This was the first Refresh BIOS in January 2016.”

  • Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 3.3 GHz (up to 3.7 GHz) 8MB GT2 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230v5 3.4 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240v5 3.5 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1245v5 3.5 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz) 8MB GT2 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1270v5 3.6 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU
  • Intel Xeon E3-1280v5 3.7 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz) 8MB GT0 4C 80W TWR CPU

Thanks and Regards,

Surenthar Selvaraj

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