Ticket #1001 (new enhancement)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Use Intel TXT for remote validation of clusters

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


The Dell 790s (at least) have Intel processors that support  TXT, which can use some combination of the  TPM and virtualization / IOMMU support to do remote attestation. That way we can verify that the bootloader, the kernel, the public workstation verification script, and anything it depends on have not been tampered with, and thereby trust the results of the verification script.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by geofft

Intel  recently announced a thing called  OpenAttestation, which might make this more tractable.

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