[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Robert Norton rjn at execpc.com
Wed Sep 15 08:48:05 EDT 1999


Zach Edwardson wrote:

> HImm.....i was thinking of a Card that would help with distributed.net.
> This hardware looks great for Encrypton....however it doesn't look that
> great for cracking Rc5.....If i'm wrong please just tell me
> otherwise....But a 386 at 25mgz isn't going to crack that many
> keys....or is there a another card that i am compleatly missing? i guess
> i wasn't clear in whati was asking for.......
> Robert Norton wrote:

The card has special purpose encrypt/decrypt chips on it, as I understand it.
There are also schematics avalable for a custom chip if you wanted to make a
ASIC.  That would be the best, because the process would pipeline so well, you
could easily see a 10x speedup.
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