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Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 08:26:12 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: BLAKE2 (was: New plugin load order magic)

On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 09:15:05AM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 6:58 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> > Then, Dhiru included the slow reference implementation of BLAKE2b
> > instead of the SIMD implementations.  I think we should include all SIMD
> > implementations that are available from BLAKE2 team, plus the reference
> > implementations for non-x86 and for older x86 CPUs.
> I can try doing this but I am not familiar with SIMD business.

With BLAKE2, it is very different from and much easier than the SIMD
business we have elsewhere in JtR.  BLAKE2 uses up to 128-bit SIMD
vectors on its own - you just need to pick the right implementation.

There's further room for optimization (cracking-specific), but that's a
possible next step.

> Speed is not that bad on 64-bit machines.

Yes.  It's similar to SHA-512's, but it is supposed to be better (with
SIMD code).



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