Subject: Re: Interest in Broadcom crypto cards?
To: Alicia da Conceicao <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 02/20/2007 11:34:40
On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 05:28:20PM -0500, Alicia da Conceicao wrote:
> At one time, I was really keen on Broadcom and other crypto cards.
> However, personal computers have become so cheap and powerful, that
> I am able to get more than >2000 RSA private-key signatures with a
> RSA key having a 1024bit modulus, just on a cheap/basic 2GHz AMD64
> machine running NetBSD-amd64.

How exactly do you measure that?  Even using the latest OpenSSL
development snapshot, with all the recent asm work, I get about half
that number with 'openssl speed rsa1024'.