Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 23:32:52 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: JTR and os X macintel A week ago, Randy posted some benchmarks for a 64-bit build on the new Xeon, demonstrating excellent performance: On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 02:17:38PM -0500, Randy B wrote: > model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz > Benchmarking: Traditional DES [128/128 BS SSE2-16]... DONE > Many salts: 2859K c/s real, 2859K c/s virtual > Only one salt: 2395K c/s real, 2395K c/s virtual > Benchmarking: FreeBSD MD5 [32/64 X2]... DONE > Raw: 12783 c/s real, 12783 c/s virtual > > Benchmarking: OpenBSD Blowfish (x32) [32/64]... DONE > Raw: 462 c/s real, 461 c/s virtual > Benchmarking: NT LM DES [128/128 BS SSE2-16]... DONE > Raw: 15908K c/s real, 15908K c/s virtual Randy was kind enough to also run benchmarks for a 32-bit build on the same CPU and to e-mail the results to me. I'll summarize the results as follows: My SSE2-16 bitslice DES code introduced in 1.7.2 (that is, code making use of the 16 XMM registers as available in 64-bit mode) is actually around 10% faster than plain SSE2 code on that CPU. So we finally have proof that the time I had invested into the SSE2-16 code hadn't been wasted. (There was no such obvious advantage with SSE2-16 on older x86-64 CPUs that I've tried running JtR benchmarks on.) As expected, the FreeBSD-style MD5-based hashes benchmark shows about 50% higher c/s rate in the 64-bit build. This is because the availability of extra registers makes it possible to efficiently compute two instances of MD5 in parallel (and that's with pure C code vs. assembly code in the 32-bit build). The OpenBSD-style Blowfish-based hashes benchmark, however, shows a 10% higher c/s rate in the 32-bit build. This is because the assembly code for Blowfish is still more suitable even for this new CPU, whereas the 64-bit build can't use the old 32-bit assembly code (so it's pure C), whereas the algorithm is the same (it does not try to compute two hashes in parallel). I intend to correct that in future versions of JtR. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: 5B341F15 fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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