[Cryptography] We need a new encryption algorithm competition.

Richard Outerbridge outer at sympatico.ca
Sun Mar 16 17:21:08 EDT 2014

On 2014-03-16 (75), at 15:45:27, Krisztián Pintér <pinterkr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jerry Leichter (at Sunday, March 16, 2014, 8:23:29 PM):
>> An ever-growing percentage of fielded machines will have
>> hardware support for AES, making reaching even approximate parity
>> using a pure software implementation of some other algorithm extremely difficult to achieve.
> this is the best argument *against* putting direct algo support in
> CPUs. i deem the AES-NI instruction set rather harmful for the
> industry. it would be much better if we put general purpose
> instructions that help crypto. like huge register space (in the 8000
> bit range), versatile parallelism, support for GF field operations
> (prime and binary), better support for big num arithmetic, on-chip key
> storage, etc. just like GPU designers sit down with game developers
> and survey what they want, CPU developers should sit down with
> cryptographers.


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