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S.W. Smith, E. Palmer, S.H. Weingart.
``Using a High-Performance, Programmable Secure Coprocessor.''
2nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography. (Springer-Verlag LNCS 1465.)
Unsecure computational environments threaten many financial
cryptography implementations, and other sensitive
computation. High-performance secure coprocessors can address these
threats. However, using this technology for practical security
solutions requires overcoming numerous technical and business
obstacles. These obstacles motivate building a high-performance
secure coprocessor that balances security with easy third-party
programmability---but these obstacles also provide many design
challenges. This paper discusses some of issues we faced when
attempting to build such a device.