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Re: World record in password checking
why doesn't this impress me? i'll tell you why. with
o a stock version of des (dennis ferguson's), which is written in c,
and not optimized for any particular chip or vector hardware
o a no-name 50 Mhz 486, which you can buy for under $1,000 at fry's
o netbsd, a freely available general purpose operating system
i have measured 29,000 des crypts per second.
now give me a "1,024 node" machine made of of these -- admittedly
unwieldy, but no doubt a hell of a lot cheaper than a 1,024 node CM/5
(and a hell of a lot more useful, imho) -- and i can run at three times
the "world record" rate.
peter, inveterate iconoclast