Intel teases 'software-defined silicon' with Linux kernel contribution – and won't say why

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 19, 2021 10:41 PM EST
The Register; By Simon Sharwood
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Intel has teased a new tech it calls "Software Defined Silicon" (SDSi) but is saying almost nothing about it – and has told The Register it could amount to nothing. SDSi popped up around three weeks ago in a post to the Linux Kernel mailing list, in which an Intel Linux software engineer named David Box described it as "a post-manufacturing mechanism for activating additional silicon features".

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