[rc5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #63

Tom Wheeler tomw at intelligraphics.com
Tue Jul 29 13:48:36 EDT 1997

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997 07:49:05 -0500 (CDT), Greg S. Johnson wrote:

>> Today's trivia:  the P200/MMX runs the RC5 56-bit decryption program 
>> (the one I mailed you yesterday) at about 240,000 keys/second.  
>> Meanwhile, my lowly 604/120 runs it at 324,000 keys/second.  
>> Cha-ching!
>and my lowly AMD K5-PR166 does about 340,000 keys/second and costs much less.
>Yes, that is a K5, NOT a K6 (K6 does RC5 slower). 
>What does all of this mean? NOTHING, except that one cpu can run the RC5
>code faster than another.
>By the way, what was your point? How about we get off of this platform war,
>I am tired of hearing it.

Aw heck, let people brag about their underdog platform or OS a little. 
It serves if nothing else to remind folks that there are alternatives
to Wintel, as long as it's not rude or obnoxious.

(And yes, I see most of this as bragging, not warring.)

Tom Wheeler
tomw at intelligraphics.com

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