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Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 11:05:12 +0200
From: Simon Marechal <simon@...quise.net>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: MD5-crypt on Nvidia GPUs tips

On 01/04/2012 13:03, Solar Designer wrote:
> On the other hand, machines with mostly-idle CPUs
> tend to be readily available at any a given company (and in large
> quantities), whereas high-end GPUs would need to be specifically
> purchased for the password cracking.  So the comparison is not simple if
> we try to consider these things.

This is true for benchmarking, but a box with 4 large GPUs can be locked
in a room and disconnected from untrusted networks. It is harder to
trust random PCs in most companies with confidential customer data.

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