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Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:59:27 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: discussions@...sword-hashing.net
Subject: Re: [PHC] ASICs (Re: [PHC] What's your favorite entry so far, and why?)

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 02:47:36PM -0500, Bill Cox wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:
> > There's also this curious option inbetween FPGAs and ASICs:
> >
> > http://www.easic.com
> 
> I actually designed a lot of the original eASIC architecture :-)

Wow.

> While I'm a self-professed crypto-dabbler and password hashing noob, I
> actually am an expert at FPGA and structured ASIC architectures and
> tools to place and route them.  The eASIC architecture isn't nearly as
> good as ViASIC's for high density high speed deep sub-micron digital
> architectures, but eASIC got the funding to build it.  I wouldn't
> attempt to create an eASIC competitor at 20nm without several million
> to do it.

I wasn't aware of ViASIC:

http://www.triadsemi.com

What's the pricing of these companies like?

Alexander

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