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]

Wednesday Nov 30, 2011

Optimizing Solaris 11 SHA-1 on Intel Processors

SHA-1 is optimized on Solaris x86 using an interesting combination of Intel SSSE3 instructions, 128-bit %xmm registers, and vectorizing 16 rounds of SHA-1 in parallel.[Read More]
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