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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:06:32 +0000
From: Peter Maxwell <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] What's your favorite entry so far, and why?

On 9 January 2014 13:52, CodesInChaos <> wrote:

> > Do you really want to allocate 1GB of RAM on a tablet or smartphone to
> > perform the login process? A lot of those devices have less then
> > 1GB of RAM. In general I'm not convinced that a significant amount of
> > useres/admins are not pleased with a login process that
> > allocates a huge amount of the systems RAM. On many host, such a
> > solution will virtually enforce swapping. Just saying. :-)
> It's one of the reasons why I like time-memory tradeoffs. A device with
> less RAM
> can tune down the memory cost, increasing the computation time.
> I think most devices should be able to afford at least 100MB per CPU core.

What sort of size of memory requirement does one actually need to impose to
cause difficulty for i. GPUs, ii. FPGA/ASICs?

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