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Intel Xeon processor with FPGA – now shipping

https://fpgaer.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/intel-xeon-processor-with-fpga-now-shipping/

https://fpgaer.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/intel-announces-xeon-processor-with-fpga-accelerator/

https://itpeernetwork.intel.com/intel-processors-fpga-better-together/

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ROMsplit: split UEFI/BIOS files into two or more binary chunks

A quick and dirty tool written in C to split UEFI/BIOS files into two or more binary chunks, which can then be flashed onto a chip using flashrom or something similar. This was born out of the necessity of needing a UEFI and an EC (embedded controller) image to be reflashed manually on a laptop where the UEFI was 2MB and the EC was 128K, but seperate images were not available.

printf(“romsplit – split binary files into two or more seperate chunks\n”);
printf(“Usage: %s <filename> <size of chunk 1> <size of chunk 2> … <size of chunk n>\n\n”, argv[0]);
printf(“You must specify a filename and at least two chunk sizes\n”);

https://github.com/mode13h/romsplit

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VPNFilter malware

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/VPNFilter.html

https://www.wired.com/story/vpnfilter-router-malware-outbreak/

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The Evil Mouse Project

Conclusion: Never trust USB devices (and not only storage devices…)

https://blog.rootshell.be/2018/05/22/evil-mouse-project/

The Evil Mouse

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Redfish releases new schema and spec

DMTF Redfish has updated their schema and specs.

New Redfish Schema, Specification and Developer Resources Now Available. New items just released include:

* 2018.1 Redfish Schema Bundle: A .zip file that contains the current versions of all Redfish schema, including a new ExternalAccountProvider schema for LDAP/ActiveDirectory support. Additional schema updates enable support for Server Sent-Eventing (SSE), provide additional information for Processors and Settings, and more.

* Redfish Specification v1.5.0:  Adds new support for SSE, enabling the streaming of events to web-based GUIs and other clients. Other specification updates in this release include a mechanism for specifying deterministic behavior for the application of Create, Delete or Action (POST) operations.

* Redfish Resource and Schema Guide: New for 2018, this human-readable guide to the Redfish Schema is designed to help educate users of Redfish. Application developers and DevOps personnel creating client-side software to communicate with a Redfish service, as well as other consumers of the API, will benefit from the explanations in this resource.

* Redfish 2018.1 Overview: Provides detailed descriptions of each revision in the latest version of the Redfish Schema and Specification.

https://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP8010_2018.1.zip

https://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP0266_1.5.0.pdf

https://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP2046_2018.1_0.pdf

https://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/Redfish_2018_Release_1_Overview.pdf

http://redfish.dmtf.org/
http://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish

 

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KVM Forum 2018: Call For Participation

KVM Forum 2018: Call For Participation
October 24-26, 2018
Edinburgh, UK

KVM Forum is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for developers and users to meet, discuss the state of Linux virtualization technology, and plan for the challenges ahead. We invite you to lead part of the discussion by submitting a speaking proposal for KVM Forum 2018. […] This year, KVM Forum is joining Open Source Summit in Edinburgh, UK. Selected talks from KVM Forum will be presented on Wednesday October 24 to the full audience of the Open Source Summit. Also, attendees of KVM Forum will have access to all of the talks from Open Source Summit on Wednesday.[…]

https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kvm-forum-2018/program/cfp/

http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/KVM_Forum_2018_BOF

https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kvm-forum-2018/

https://mail.coreboot.org/pipermail/seabios/2018-May/012272.html

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