[RC5] Question on i386 RC5 cores

EnoJon enojon at delphi.com
Sat Dec 23 12:48:57 EST 2000


I thought all cores were hand-rolled and finger-optimized
assembler code for RC5?  isn't SETI the only one using C/C++
or fortran coding?


Paul West wrote:

> The 80x86 cores are already coded in highly optimized assembley language.
> There are even different cores for various different x86 cpu's  (IE MMX,
> AMD, etc) which utilize some of the special features of these cpu's.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of electricmonk
> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5:58 PM
> To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: [RC5] Question on i386 RC5 cores
>
> Has anyone thought of doing any programming of the RC5 cores in 80x86
> assembler?  Just the actual brute-force algorythm.  I think this could
> squeeze a little more speed out of the cores for the (i386) majority of
> processors.
>
> --Kevin
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