[rc5] New competitor

Brian Young byoung at oru.edu
Tue Jul 1 11:54:42 EDT 1997

Joshua Weage wrote:
> > > Well this is one thing why you might get interested in the competitor.
> > > They have a Sparc-client running up to 50% faster than what v1 does now.
> > > (Sun sparc 20 (supersparc) gains 50% over here, voyager (microsparc)
> > > gains 25%)
> >
> > Bovine is simply short of good Sparc programmers. I have a few Sparc
> > CPUs here but am extremely disappointed by their performance. (Of course
> > I am aware of the lack of ROT instructions on Sparc.) But I am sure some
> > good Sparc programmers can optimise and make things much better. If you
> > know of any, recommend them to help Bovine.
>         Darrel Kindred (?? I'm not sure on the last name) programmed
> an extremely fast Ultra client for Deschal.  He managed to get
> two 32 bit processes running on one 64 bit processor, as well
> as using an improved key search method.  Anyone know who
> I am talking about?  Maybe he would be willing to help out.

He was using what is called the bitslice method, and that only works
with DES.  But he is no doubt a good programmer....

byoung at oru.edu
Brian Young
Internet Systems Admin
Oral Roberts University
To unsubscribe, send email to majordomo at llamas.net with 'unsubscribe rc5' in the body.

More information about the rc5 mailing list