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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:21:22 +0800
From: Lei Zhang <>
Subject: Re: Xeon Phi


I’m using the default mail client on OS X, which likely caused the encoding mess.
I’ve changed my system language to English now. Hopefully this will solve the problem.

BTW, the new idea seems more challenging. But I’m still more than willing to apply for it.


> On Mar 12, 2015, at 2:24 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 3 of Lei's messages were caught in our spam filter.  They used the
> gb2312 charset, which we had blacklisted (among several others) for our
> mailing lists due to all the spam.  We normally use English here, so it
> was unexpected to see non-spam use this charset.  (FWIW, the first ones
> among the blocked charsets were the Cyrillic ones, since our server is
> located in Russia and we get so much geo-targeted spam.  And then this
> was followed by the Japanese and Chinese charsets.)
> I've just resent these messages to the list.  Unfortunately, their
> original send dates were lost (they were March 6 to March 10).  I also
> lost the gb2312 charset specification on the first one of the three
> messages (I corrected it before resending the next two).
> For now, I kept the spam filter intact, but I whitelisted Lei's e-mail
> address.
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:09:20PM +0300, Lei Zhang wrote:
>> What about merging ??JtR support for Xeon Phi?? and ??Better SIMD implementations of SHA-2?? into one project? Since they??re both related to the use of SIMD instructions.
> Lei must have been reading my thoughts.  Although I only found this
> message today, I had merged these two ideas into one yesterday.  Now
> it's called "John the Ripper SIMD support enhancements" and it has four
> sub-tasks (AVX2, MIC/AVX-512, non-x86 SIMD, and better SHA-2 SIMD).
> Alexander

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