Free cryptography for WebSphere on Ultra SPARC T2 and T2 plus systems

If you have been being hit by the processing overhead of SSL stuff and have to buy special purpose hardware to speed up things, then may be its time to leave all this processing to Ultra SPARC T2 and T2 Plus based system. Which has builtin cryptogarphic support on the chip and websphere supports this:

Here are the details from IBM WebSite: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/security/50/secguides/pkcs11implDocs/IBMPKCS11SupportList.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/security/60/secguides/pkcs11implDocs/IBMPKCS11SupportList.html

For details of setup you can follow the WebSphere Infocenter.
Please note that this feature will be available only after certain fix pack release so it will not work unless you upgrade your JDK to required level as suggested in the doc.

If you want to learn more about the Cryptographic Acceleration offered by these processor I would encourage to read this Sun Blueprint titled "Using the Cryptographic Accelerators in the UltraSPARC® T1 and T2 Processors".

Comments:

" Solaris 9 (32 bit only; Sparc only): Sun Ultra-SPARC T2 CMT processor"

Think the dark blue suits got something wrong here.

Posted by Thommy M. on March 23, 2009 at 04:57 PM PDT #

I am aware of the fact and notified IBM team already and it can be safely replaced with 10.

Posted by Dileep Kumar on March 23, 2009 at 05:36 PM PDT #

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