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the iMac Pro will be the first desktop system Secure Enclave and get Intel server processors “Purley”

The new AIO iMac Pro could be the first desktop computer system by the Secure Enclave, shows code the latest beta version of macOS High Sierra. Also, there is predpolojenie that the device will be based on CPUs Skylake and Skylake EP-SP, which is part of the server platform, Intel Purley.

Secure Enclave technology – integrated coprocessor – Apple to use in iOS devices. This is a safe environment, which is in the process of creating is provided its own unique identifier. Access it from the other components of the OS or Apple impossible. On iPhone and iPad here is the data stored fingerprints of users.

At the end of last year, the Secure Enclave appeared in the MacBook Pro panel is Touch Bar. As a mobile device, a laptop uses a secure chip for transactions with Touch ID.

According to Pike’s Universum, support the Secure Enclave on the iMac Pro will be distributed on various hardware and software features at the system level, in particular AppleSecureBootPolicy, ApECID, ApChipID, ApBoardID, ApSecurityDomain, ApProductionStatus and ApSecurityMode. Protected storage can be used for a fingerprint scanner, but Apple didn’t mention this function at presentation iMac Pro.

The code also reveals that the new “professional” monoblock will get the server platform, Intel Purley with processors in the performance of the Intel LGA3647. This means that the iMac Pro will be equipped with Intel’s Xeon server-grade, not recently introduced chips Skylake and Kaby Lake from the Core-X, which is still used connector LGA2066. Apple plans to equip the new AIO 8-, 10 – and 18-core Xeon processors. For the graphics subsystem will meet the top-end Radeon Pro Vega.

Apple hasn’t revealed all the technical specifications for the iMac Pro. Most likely, more detailed information will appear closer to the release of the computer, which is scheduled for Dec. The basic version of the computer, recall, estimated at $5000.

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