Google’s OpenTitan Chip Could Make Data Centers More Secure… Someday

Google open sourced its secure computer chip last week. The new OpenTitan project promises to make computing cheaper and more secure. But it will be a while before data centers outside of Google can reap the benefits, experts say.

The company unveiled a custom dedicated security chip for servers in its data centers, called Titan, back in 2017.

The new open source chip architecture is based — loosely — on the secure chip powering Google’s Pixel phones, but the technology can be used in data center IT hardware, according to the company. Each chip has a secure element in it, where key payment and authentication information is stored, and where the decryption and encryption processes take place.

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