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Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:13:27 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com, apawloski@...ple.edu
Subject: Re: OpenMP HMAC (Student project?)

Hi Andrew,

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 11:40:11AM -0400, Andrew Pawloski wrote:
> I'm a senior computer science student scouting out projects for a software
> development course. I've been stalking the wiki and noticed that
> OpenMP-enabled HMAC formats is at the top of the wish list.
> 
> I was wondering, what is the current status of development in this project?
> Is there anything I could be of assistance with? (I've used OpenMP fairly
> extensively, but am generally unfamiliar with HMAC.)

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the project.

FYI, the wishlist on the wiki is in arbitrary order, not in priority
order, and items are often being added to it without prior discussion -
so some might actually be wished by one person only. ;-)

IIRC, adding OpenMP support to the HMAC formats was brought up by me in
a posting in here, as a possible minor enhancement that magnum could
implement (as the author of these formats).  Then magnum added this to
the wishlist.

It is a fairly easy task, so is probably suitable for getting started
with contributing to the project.  magnum is the one to decide whether
he'd like to work with you on this task or implement it himself.

Thanks again,

Alexander

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