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What does PSN stand for?

PSN stands for Processor Serial Number (Intel Pentium III)

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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The diplomatic skills of Scott McNealy, the chief executive of computer giant Sun Microsystems, swing into action as he responds to concerns over privacy raised by the use of Processor Serial Numbers (PSNs) in computer chips.
Learning from Intel Corp's problems with its processor serial numbers earlier this year, IBM has gone to privacy advocate groups to check out its strategy, and says it has satisfied the groups by making personalization and trust relationships user controlled.
Most analysts consider the Pentium III not as a full next-generation architecture, but as a Pentium II with additional 3D graphics instructions, currently mostly of interest to games developers, and the processor serial number security feature, which is currently causing Intel all sorts of trouble (see separate story).