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Re: Your computer is too slow to handle this many creation requests!

Nick Mathewson wrote:
On Wed, Dec 26, 2007 at 10:43:32PM +0100, Olaf Selke wrote:
morphium wrote:
Tor is only using about 80 MBits, so that aren't even 10% of the Bandwith I
want to give for tor.
eeh? Wanna give Tor 800 MBits/s?

Tor is a cpu hog efficiently using one core only. On my Debian box the
other three cores together serve with less than 10% load having the
NumCpu config file option set to four. As I understood RSA encryption
only is done distributed on multiple cores.

Yeah, this _is_ a problem.  I'd like to get it so that AES is also
parallelized (since AES is where a well-behaved Tor spends most of its
time), but the changes involved are probably tricky enough that
they'll have to wait for the next development series.

If anybody would like to mess around with this ahead of time, there's
one easy place to mess around, and one hard place to mess around:

  - The easy place is when cells are encrypted on circuits.  For a
    middleman node, this represents one AES operation out of 3.  Right
    now, it happens in relay.c.

  - The hard place is getting all openssl crypto to get parallelized.

regarding multi processor support probably I'm the pain in software developer's ass :-) Are there any news getting things parallelized? All the nifty features introduced since at least don't seem to speed up the application.

I think the top 10 nodes are limited rather by (single) cpu power than by bandwidth.

cheers, Olaf