Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 23:28:47 +0200 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Alternative FPGA? On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 03:46:24PM -0500, David Sutherland wrote: > Will the existing ZTEX 1.15y FPGA code work with any of the newer ZTEX > boards automatically? No. > Apingis, are you interested in trying a newer FPGA? Since we discussed this privately, I can answer this on behalf of our team: yes, we're interested, but this is a lot of effort. Funding of such efforts at a commercial level would help. As volunteers and using our own funds, we might proceed to target newer hardware only if it seems very lucrative in some way(s) to do so - such as results way better than what we already have - and even then it's difficult. Just to support more boards, no. If your company or you personally, if you got rich on Bitcoin or such, are in a position to fund a project to support VCU1525/BCU1525 boards and Amazon AWS F1 instances, let us know. This idea has been on hold for a long while now. > Is anyone else experimenting with other FPGAs? I assume you mean for password cracking. I am not aware of other current efforts. (There have been some past efforts.) > The ZTEX 1.15y sounded really interesting but it does seem very difficult > to find nowadays. That's true, although I'm puzzled as to where all those boards went. Maybe some can still be obtained by asking in the right places. Alexander
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