[rc5] RC5 Chips?

Douglas Bitting DBITTING at us.oracle.com
Fri Oct 31 14:14:13 EST 1997


OK, someone must have already thought of this, 'cuz I'm not terribly
original...

How hard would it be to fab a general RC5 chip which could chew through ~1
key/clock? (imagine a chip that chews through 500Mkeys/sec).  Throw that
chip (or a few) on a PCI card, write a driver, and hook that up to a client,
and chew through something on order of N blocks per sec. per chip? (Where N
is dependent upon clock speed and number of chips on a card).

Obviously, this gets slightly beyond the "free, idle CPU cycles", but still
would fall under the "distributed" effort.  This particular techno-geek
finds the idea compelling... :-)

Anyone thought this through beyond the wild fantasy idea stage?
--Doug

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