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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:56:09 +0000
From: "Brian Matthews (brmatthe)" <brmatthe@...co.com>
To: "discussions@...sword-hashing.net" <discussions@...sword-hashing.net>
Subject: Re: [PHC] "Why I Don't Recommend Scrypt"

On 3/13/14 10:31 AM, "Tony Arcieri" <bascule@...il.com<mailto:bascule@...il.com>> wrote:

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Brian Matthews (brmatthe) <brmatthe@...co.com<mailto:brmatthe@...co.com>> wrote:
A service I help run has had peak authentication rates of 1200/sec [...] spread over 4 servers

You have 1200 people *logging in* per second on 4 servers?

Oops, I was looking at the wrong stat, the peak is only about 400 (today, it grows over time). It's not a classic login (like at a bank say), it's lighter weight, but it does require an authentication, so a password hash. And the servers don't have 400G either.

Brian

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