[cryptography] [tahoe-dev] pycryptopp benchmarks

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 22 17:30:12 EDT 2012

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From: Brian Warner <warner at lothar.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:09:40 -0700
To: tahoe-dev at tahoe-lafs.org
Subject: Re: [tahoe-dev] pycryptopp benchmarks
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On 3/21/12 11:00 AM, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn wrote:

> On 64-bit servers, the it costs something around 10 *nanoseconds* per
> byte, and on François's little low-power ARM box, it costs about 200
> nanoseconds per byte.

FYI, djb and friends just published a paper about high-speed crypto on
ARM processors with the "NEON" vector instruction set (which includes
the iPad 1 and iPhone 4), specifically the NaCl algorithms (Salsa20,
Poly1305, Curve25519, and Ed25519). They got encryption down to 5.6 CPU
cycles per byte.


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