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Slightly OT: where to get Crypto HW stuff for Sparc/Solaris?

Am Dienstag 13 Oktober 2009 schrieben Sie:

Hello Wyllys and all other Solaris freaks. This thread is very interesting to me. I have some older Suns at home (E450, V480) and playing around with tor on Solaris. But I never saw a crypto hardware accelerator card for Sparc engines at Ebay or anywhere else. I would like to test this stuff. Anybody here who can give me a hint where to get such a card that would fit in my Suns?


> > 
> > On the other hand, there are Solaris-specific routines (crypto framework
> > APIs (PKCS#11)) built into Solaris that Tor can call instead of OpenSSL,
> > which _will_ do AES CTR in hardware, yielding a huge gain in performance
> > (you mention 25x).
> > 
> > Do I have all of that correct ?
> > 
> Yes.

> > - How does the T2 (Niagara 2) compare to dedicated hardware such as the
> > Sun Crypto 6000 which is currently available ?  Presumably the crypto
> > framework APIs will use whatever is available, whether it be a SCA-60000
> > or a Broadcom based card or ... ?
> I don't think the SCA6000 offers AES CTR support.  The N2 (T2) crypto
> chips are newer and offer more algorithm support and faster performance.
> You are correct, though, we (Solaris security) do strive to offer crypto
> framework support for the underlying hardware devices.

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