Google has launched Open Tatten, designed to peel off the silicon root of trust (RoT) from vendor lock-in and open network development models.
On Tuesday, the tech giant said that OpenTitan aims to “deliver a high-quality RoT design and integration guidelines for use in data center servers, storage, peripherals and more.”
An RoT is a lowest-level source within a reliable computing module that is always fully reliable by the system, serving as the foundation for key elements in a process chain.
Critical in applications including public key infrastructure (PKI), RoTs can combine elements together with previously trusted elements, allowing – in theory – what can be a complex system, such as the overall security of an IoT application or data center. Promote.
Google currently accounts for 19 data centers across five continents – excludes enterprise cloud customers. Data centers, storage, and mission-critical applications are all needed to be protected and to defend the surface of this massive attack, Google originally created its own RoT, the Titan chip.
The design was owned by Google. To integrate Titan within the company’s data center infrastructure and to let customers hear not only about Titan’s proprietary look but after every other silicon RoT on the market, Google is looking at the nature of the “inflexible and imperfect” RoT industry Wanted to change.
According to Google’s vice president and Dominic Rizzo, Royal Titan, Royal Hansen, open-source silicon is the best way to improve silicon designs from edge to edge as well as data center and cybersecurity processes and open source. Communities at large, systems that use the design “will be more transparent, reliable and ultimately secure.”
The initial phase of the project is the creation of a logical silicon RoT design including an open-source microprocessor – Lower IISc Ibex – cryptographic processor, key and memory hierarchies for both volatile and non-volatile storage, a hardware random number generator, defensive. IO peripherals, Mechanisms, and secure boot processes.
OpenTitan RoT technology can be used in hardware including motherboards, network cards, routers, IoT devices, mobile and consumer gadgets, machine learning setups, and other devices.
Google states that OpenTitan is based on three key principles: the ability for anyone to observe and contribute to Silicon RoT; Increased flexibility by opening a logic-secure design, which is not affected by vendor lock-in and quality, not only by design but also by building reference firmware and documentation.
“The current silicon roots of trust are highly proprietary and they claim protection but you really have to take that as a leap of faith and you can’t verify it for yourself,” says Rizzo. “For the first time, you can establish credibility without blind trust without the need for a proprietary root of trust designs. So the foundation is not just strong, it is inspectable.”
Rizzo said that OpenTitan could be considered “radical design transparency vs. status quo”.
OpenTitan will not be managed by Google. Instead, low risk, a non-profit that develops and maintains open-source silicon design and tools, including the RISC-V Tools and LLVM Compiler Infrastructure Project, as well as processor and system-on-chip (SoC) designs, plans Will oversee
In addition, a team of engineers based in Cambridge, UK will have a hand in management. OpenTitan founding partners include ETH Zurich, G + D Mobile Security, Nuovatan Technology and Western Digital.
Vice President of Research and Development at Western Digital, Dr. Richard New said, “As the volume and value of data increase exponentially, there is a need to keep that data safe and secure.” “OpenTitan leverages the power and transparency of Open-S.