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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 11:05:09 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Developping a port of John The Ripper on a new crypto

On 2015-10-08 14:42, yan kay wrote:
> I want to start porting John the Ripper for a Kalray TurboCard target which looks pretty promising (high level of performance for low power).
> The architecture is complex but seems to be abstracted using OpenCL.There is also a SDK to go more bare metal with their 128 crypto engines.
> Do you guys have any recommandations before I start ?

This looks conceptually similar to Intel's Xeon Phi. Using OpenCL, it 
should be supported just running Jumbo as-is. The Xeon Phi does not 
perform very well in that mode of operation, the "bare metal" is faster.

You should definitely use bleeding-jumbo from and I welcome pull 
requests if you end up with any patches!


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