Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 11:41:46 -0500 From: RB <aoz.syn@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: PVM or MPI? Not being in the HPC crowd, I personally can't see much of a difference - they're two implementations of one parallelization paradigm: thread concurrency on heterogeneous machines. There [was] an MPI implementation of John during the 1.6.x days, and it worked okay - I used it to some success on an 8-way P-III machine. Looking around, it seems they've updated it: http://www.bindshell.net/tools/johntheripper. I think the first step would be a good-according-to-Solar parallelization of John's algorithm in the first place, and worry about distributing that work off-machine later. For that matter, when/if that comes down the pipes, it should make hardware [FPGA] acceleration easier too. -- 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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