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No compromises: distributed transactions with consistency, availability, and performance - Dragojevic, et al. buff.ly/2KBEDBx
We show that adistributed platform called FaRM can provide dist. transactions with serializability, high perf, durability, and high availability.
Jessie Frazelle on SCONE: Secure Linux Containers with Intel SGX
In 2016, the SCONE paper was written and presented at the USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation. It outlined how to use Intel Secure Enclaves to guard containers against attack. Containers are built on the kernel primitives cgroups and namespaces with additional LSM (Linux Security Module) layers on top, such as AppArmor, SELinux, and seccomp.
David Ashby on SHA256
While most of us use hash functions on a daily basis, few people can say that they truly understand what’s actually going on when they call SHA2("hello world"). Even fewer can say they’ve bothered to implement the function themselves, considering every introduction to cryptography starts off with a big warning saying to never, ever implement cryptographic primitives and just use vetted libraries due to the security implications.