Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 11:26:57 -0700 (PDT) From: James Evans <keystroke17@...oo.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Optimized for Cell BE Hi -- I'm just curious to see if anyone has thoughts about running JtR on the new Cell Processor. IBM just released a new SDK for it, http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/cellsw?open&S_TACT=105AGX16&S_CMP=DWPA I would take a guess that JtR could be optimized to run very quickly using the Cell's architecture, but I am far from an expert in this area. So any thoughts or even wild guesses would be much appreciated! At the moment, the Cell has not really shipped yet (it will be in the PS3 as well as a new line of IBM Blades), so it would be hard to test such code, but many predict that it is going to be hard to write code which can fully exploit the Cell. However, I think it may be easier in the case of JtR (I did see in the code some mention of AltiVec, but that would only exploit the core of the Cell rather than its SPEs). Many thanks! __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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