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Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 12:29:34 -0500
From: Erik Winkler <ewinkler@...ls.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: best john optimized architecture?

Take a look at the Altivec vs MMX benchmarks I have been compiling  
for 1.7.  You can find them here:

http://www.macunix.net/JTR/John_Altivec_MMX.html

Feel free to draw your own conclusions, but Altivec does have a  
measurable advantage over MMX.

Erik

On Feb 1, 2006, at 7:31 AM, Arias Hung wrote:

> On Wed, 01 Feb 2006, Solar Designer delivered in simple text monotype:
>
>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 10:49:11PM -0800, Arias Hung wrote:
>>> which architecture that in the list of john supported architectures
>>> offer the highest combinations/s?
>>
>> For DES-based Unix crypt(3) hashes, PowerPC G5 (with AltiVec).
> <---snip--->
>
> Very Interesting.  How much of an advantage does the powerpc G5 w/ 
> AltiVec
> have over the high end 32 bit amd or p4's out of curiousity?

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