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Provide support for the new rdrand instruction for use with random number generation.

According to Intel press releases, the Ivy Bridge cpu will incorporate a new hardware random number generator (rng). The cpu instruction to use the new rng is called rdrand. Can you please create a way to use this new instruction from all of the .NET languages (C#, VB.NET, etc.).

It would make the most sense if you provided a way for this instruction to be used as quickly as possible with a simple update and then release a more thorough update that includes functionality in all of the classes that use random numbers sevearl months or years down the road.

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Bob Bryan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.

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