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Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:30 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] pufferfish

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 07:38:27PM -0400, Bill Cox wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Bill Cox <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> > Great, thanks.  Back on topic, my #1 request for PufferFish would be
> > having a 4KiB-ish block size with a user-defined repeat count, after
> > which it would be mixed with another 4KiB block.  This could L1-cache
> > compute-time harden the algorithm while being effective against GPUs,
> > couldn't it?  With a low repeat count, it could hash a lot of external
> > DRAM.  I like the simplicity, but busting out of L1 cache seems
> > problematic.

Sure, but then pufferfish would be similar to escrypt and TwoCats.

> P.S.  My #1 request for Escript (sorry, again off topic) would be a
> SkinnyCat-like stripped down version of the essence of your favorite
> parts of the algorithm.  I got mine done in something like 30 hours,
> so there's still time.

I intend to work on something like this much later, way after the PHC
submission deadline.  I think things like that - additional
implementations of portions of the functionality - can be added later,
including as far as PHC is concerned.  I've got better uses for the
remaining time before the submission deadline.


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