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Re: hardware vs. john the ripper - fun
From: Matt Burnett <marukka () mac com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:04:33 -0600

Are thoses specs right? Dual 1.4 g4's getting almost 17k cps? Is this right?
Its almost 3x a 3.2ghz p4. I It would be interesting to see what a dual g5
2ghz would get if a asm core was written for it.

On 1/22/04 6:29 PM, "Laurence.Field () shinsei-it com"
<Laurence.Field () shinsei-it com> wrote:

I hope this helps....
Darwin 7.1 Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42GHz john results:     16854 c/s real,16928
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz:                 5903 c/s real, 5903 c/s
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz:                 4094 c/s real, 4355 c/s
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
Athlon XP2500 barton at 2300mhz:                3800 c/s (it started at
Athlon xp 2500 barton (1833mhz)                 5308 c/s real, 3500c/s virtual

Laurence Field
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-----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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