[E-Lang] Re: [EROS-Arch] Liquid software requirements.

Ben Laurie ben@algroup.co.uk
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.

Cheers,

Ben.

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