I ask for one reason. These new CPU's have a TRNG on board. To me this is a big step in the right direction. I really hope AMD follows suit.
Essentially it has a TRNG that uses quantum processes to provide a stream of truly random bits at about 3 Gb/s. This is easily enough to keep /dev/random full at all times. No more moving your mouse for random numbers. Crypto keys can be generated instantly. If every SSL server on the Internet had one of these, it would go a long way to making SSL much more secure. As we have seen in recent studies, there is a big issue with random numbers on embedded devices.
So if any of you have Ivy bridge CPU's, run this command:
And tell me how fast it is spewing out random data. You might have to configure RdRand to make it work, so I am not sure if it will work out of the box or not. Someone let me know.