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Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:00:10 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: BLAKE2 (was: New plugin load order magic)

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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).

Speed using XOP on FX-8120. There is lot of improvement but I was
expecting more.

$ ../run/john -fo:raw-blake2-512 -t
Benchmarking: BLAKE2 512 [32/64]... DONE
Raw:	3268K c/s real, 3268K c/s virtual


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