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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:57:24 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] An argument for Catena-2


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 07:33:43AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 03:32:04PM -0500, Bill Cox wrote:
> > I benchmarked Catena-2, and it is running 3.4X faster than Scrypt,
> > compared to 2.6X faster for Catena-3.
> Why are Catena-2 and -3 faster than scrypt, in your benchmarks?

Oh, I guess you meant Catena with "the NoelKDF multiply hash", not one
of Christian's versions.  Then this could be so, for some thread count
to memory bandwidth ratios.


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