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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:15:38 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: discussions@...sword-hashing.net
Subject: Re: [PHC] "Why I Don't Recommend Scrypt"

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 05:14:54PM +0000, Brian Matthews (brmatthe) wrote:
> A service I help run has had peak authentication rates of 1200/sec, so in the worst case that's 1.2TB of RAM. Maybe the servers are extremely RAM-limited, but they don't have 1.2TB each. :-)

I wish this were the problem, but it's actually worse than that: you
can't fill this much memory quickly enough.

We can't even fill 16 MB (the minimum specified in scrypt paper) quickly
enough to meet the request rate capacity stipulated for a deployment.

That's why the "ROM" for use cases like that.

Alexander

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