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Hardware Hacking 101: Time and Randomness

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Federico Lucifredi - flucifredi acm org


Federico gives a preview of his talk for the Southern California Linux Expo


(From Federico's socallinuxexpo web page)

Using the lowest amount of custom hardware and pouring Perl and Shell Script over everything as the glue binding it all, we create two minimalistic devices delivering a perfectly tuned network time source (synchronizing with a GPS satellite), and a naturally random entropy source (leveraging a Geiger tube's measurement of natural background radiation).


Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux “Systems Management Czar” at SUSE.


  1. 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)
  2. Federico's SCALE 16x session page

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