[HARDWARE] Re:

Jesper Monsted jesper at monsted.com
Wed Sep 29 18:34:31 EDT 1999


> > Doesn't RC5 require a 32-bit processor anyway?
> 
> It sure doesn't hurt.  Actually, a 64-bit processor would be much better.  But you
> can do any length math you want on any chip you want, by building enough words
> together and processing word at a time.  That is what we do with decimal
> arithmetic, it is basically a 3.2 bit word.

Actually, i don't think a 64bit would help, since the algorithm works on
32-bit-nibbles... maybe if you can do SIMD on the 64-bit? 

/Jesper

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 Jesper Monsted - RIPE: JM42 - jesper at monsted.com

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