[E-Lang] Re: [EROS-Arch] Liquid software requirements.
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 21:12:27 +0000
"Mark S. Miller" wrote:
> At 10:18 AM Monday 1/1/01, Ben Laurie wrote:
> >> (as well as hashing)?
> >Yes, hashing is too fast to bother with special hardware.
> >> For performance, what need is there other than to support PK operations?
> >> Don't you agree that special purpose hardware is inappropriate for single
> >> key operations
> >I don't understand why.
> Same reason. By the time one builds any real system, the time spent on
> single key operations can barely be found on the profile. (Assuming a
> decent implementation of a well chosen single key system.)
Hmm. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but HTTPS servers spend a significant
fraction of their time on key operations.
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