Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

How to tell if SPARC T4 crypto is being used?

The SPARC T4 processor contains several new instructions that help implement cryptographic and hash algorithms. This article shows how to tell if optimized SPARC T4 hardware cryptography is being used by software on Oracle Solaris. This includes both the OpenSSL t4 engine and Solaris native crypto libraries.[Read More]

Tuesday Nov 15, 2011

Optimizing AES modes on Solaris for Intel Westmere

Solaris 11 for x86 optimizes AES-CTR, AES-CBC, and AES-ECB modes with an innovative mixture of using 128-bit %xmm registers, AESNI instructions, processing AES and mode operations at the same time, and interleaving 4 AES blocks at a time. As a result is higher performance over using AESNI alone as a separate operation.[Read More]

Thursday Nov 10, 2011

Solaris AESNI OpenSSL Engine for Intel Westmere

The Solaris aesni engine for Intel Westmere uses the new Intel AESNI instructions for AES cryptography. Solaris 11 for x86 includes OpenSSL with the AESNI engine patched into OpenSSL as a built-in engine. The result is higher performance AES operations when running OpenSSL.[Read More]

Friday Dec 12, 2008

Optimizing OpenSolaris With Open Source

Optimization of OpenSolaris hash and cryptographic algorithms using open source from OpenSSL and elsewhere. Optimized ARCFOUR (RC4), MD5, SHA1, SHA2 (SHA256, SHA384, SHA512), and AES on AMD64 and Intel EM64T hardware with 64-bit OpenSolaris.[Read More]
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