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RE: hardware vs. john the ripper - fun
From: <Laurence.Field () shinsei-it com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 09:29:45 +0900

I hope this helps....

Darwin 7.1 Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42GHz john results:      16854 c/s real,16928 c/s virtual
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz:                              5903 c/s real, 5903 c/s virtual
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz:                              4094 c/s real, 4355 c/s virtual
Pentium III (Coppermine)                                        2455 c/s real, 2455 c/s virtual
sun 280 (dual 64bits cpu at 900mhz) go to a poor        900 c/s 
Sun E280, FreeBSD MD5 [32/32 X2]                                1148 c/s real, 1164 c/s virtual
Athlon XP2500 barton at 2300mhz:                                3800 c/s (it started at 4500c/s).
Athlon xp 2500 barton (1833mhz)                                 5308 c/s real, 3500c/s virtual

Laurence Field
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Never ask a person what computer they use. If it's a Mac, they'll tell you. If it's not, why embarrass them?"  -- Tom 

-----Original Message-----
From: Alvin Oga [mailto:alvin.sec () Mail Linux-Consulting com] 
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 6:41 AM
To: Rafael Núñez
Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: hardware vs. john the ripper - fun

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, [iso-8859-1] Rafael Núñez wrote:

Finally , I´m going to buy a hardware specially for password cracking? 
focus in a big one. John will be the player. Center on FreeBSD MD5 

So Which hardware/trademark would the best one?,  Proliant Server?  
SGI ? Alpha ones?  please i need some links about it

you should buy the fastest cpu and max memory you can afford
        - not based on "name brand" products

get a sgi challenge T10000 if you  can get one :-)

whether opteron or xeon will run faster for passwd cracking is another issue

which motherboard you pic does make a difference due to which chipset is used on the motherboard ..
        intel based chipset is better
        serverworks chipset used to be better for the p3/p4 days

c ya



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