Generating Unique Keys

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Jan 29 20:35:59 CET 2003


    Laura> See http://www.fourmilab.ch/hotbits/ for another way to get real
    Laura> random.

I can see the announcement now:

    Santa Clara, CA (AP) - Intel announced today that their new Pentium-7
    processor will include a small on-chip Geiger-Müller tube and new
    instruction, RINT, which will fetch random bytes generated by the tube.
    Data for the RINT instruction will be fetched from a 256 kilobyte cache
    of random bytes generated from the random time intervals between
    detections by the tube.
    ....

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