[Novalug] Need embedded distro recommendation; also possibly free parts to be had
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Oct 20 18:33:46 EDT 2009
I thought the C7 did the AES (Rijndael) symmetric cipher?
----- Original Message ----
From: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at comcast.net>
Joshua Newton wrote:
> I'm aware of the Geode differences. Rather find something with a C7 or
> Nano so I can at least *use* the crypto accel...
Ah, be wary of Crypto Accelerators. I had to evaluate one for the Census Bureau, and we squashed it because it only did the Public/Private Key handshake, not the Everyday Symmetric Key Encryption. Actually, that wasn't strictly true, it did the Proprietary ones, IDEA and CAST, which we couldn't use anyway.
Yeah, it did it's thing 300 times faster, but the net effect was similar to six-laning your driveway ... you're not gonna get to work much faster.
Oh yes, it took up a (IBM) blade slot, cost more than a blade, and the CPU(s?) ran slower than the ones on the blades.
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