IBM has been working in the field of Secure Cryptographic Coprocessors since the early 1980's. This talk will briefly discuss the history of IBM's efforts, then go on to discuss the hardware architecture in and the physical security design.
The hardware architecture will be shown from a performance standpoint, discussing the ideas that worked and the ones that didn't.
The physical security design was the first ever to be validated at FIPS 140-1 level 4. The principles of the design will be described and the manufacturing implications will be discussed.