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TPM on S5500WB

idata
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Hello,

I would to know if SR1695WB that has S5500WB board, has TPM. It seems that not all the board have it:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031481.htm?wapkw=(SR1600UR+tpm) http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031481.htm?wapkw=(SR1600UR+tpm)

If yes I would understand if TPM drivers are available on Linux environment further than Windows (on driver download page I found only Windows driver).

Thank you

Daisy

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Edward_Z_Intel
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No S5500WB doesn't support TPM. TPM is only supported on S5520HCT, S5520URT (the last T means TPM support) and S5520SC.

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DSilv11
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S5500WB does not contain a TPM.

These do however.

Rack Server

http://www.intel.com/products/server/motherboards/S5520UR/S5520UR-overview.htm Intel® Server Board S5520URT

Pedestal Server

 

http://www.intel.com/products/server/motherboards/S5520HC/S5520HC-overview.htm Intel® Server Board S5520HCT

Moduler Server

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/server/mfs5520vi Intel® Compute Module MFS5520VI

I am not a Lunux person, and believe that TPM is primarly a windows feature, but the last generation of TPM products, the Linux driver was embedded.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5000xvn/sb/CS-027908.htm?wapkw=(Linux+tpm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5000xvn/sb/CS-027908.htm?wapkw=(Linux+tpm)

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idata
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Thank you Doc and Edward.

 

The problem is that we need a DC server and it seems that none of the server that support a TPM motherboard has a DC power supply.

Thank you also about linux information unfortunately the S5000XVN is no more available.

So..I think I havn't a solution..or do you know if it is possible put on the S5500WB board a third part TPM? I'm not an expert about TPM so I really don't know if is possible add an external component and if the board need to have specific features to support it...

Obviously I don't find anything about in the supported hw list!

Thank you

Daisy

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DSilv11
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When TPM's first were released there were a few available as add in cards, but I don't know of any that are still made that way.

(as a security feature, something removable or swapable between systems kind of defeats the purpose of a hardware encryption lock.)

When you say you need a DC server. are you looking for something like a 48v DC input power? (common in Telco environment)

There are a number of vendors who make this type of power supply in a standard SSI ATX form factor that would fit in most pedestal chassis although I don't know of any that have been tested with HCt or URt servers.

I did a quick web search and found sitees with 48v supplies. http://www.powerstream.com/48-volt.htm http://www.powerstream.com/48-volt.htm

The 48v input would then be converted to the standard SSI computer power supply outputs to run the mother board and peripherals.

The WB system use 12v (& 5v Standby) which allows for some great power effecencies, but no TPM (or TXT) support.

(If you want to buy enought of them, maybe your Intel sales rep can get it added?)

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idata
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Yes -48 V power supply.

Ok thank you to all, it's clear.

Daisy

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