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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 16:27:31 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: best john optimized architecture?

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 04:31:11AM -0800, Arias Hung wrote:
> How much of an advantage does the powerpc G5 w/AltiVec
> have over the high end 32 bit amd or p4's out of curiousity?

Actually, I had mentioned this in John 1.7 release announcement, so you
could want to re-read that.

PowerPC G5 2.7 GHz does up to 1.6M c/s at Unix crypt(3), whereas the
fastest x86's do up to 1M c/s.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
GPG key ID: B35D3598  fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929  6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 - bringing security into open computing environments

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