Instytut Matematyki i Kryptologii, Wydział Cybernetyki WAT serdecznie zaprasza na wykład pt. „Toward Fair and Comprehensive Benchmarking of Cryptographic Hardware: Evaluating SHA-3 Candidates using Altera and Xilinx FPGAs with the help of ATHENa”.
Dr Kris GAJA, ECE Department, George Mason University, USA
10 czerwiec 2011r. (piątek), godz. 11.30, s.103/Klub WAT (ul. S. Kaliskiego 25A).
Performance in hardware has been demonstrated to be an important factor in the evaluation of candidates for cryptographic standards. Up to now, no consensus exists on how such an evaluation should be performed in order to make it fair, transparent, practical, and acceptable for the majority of cryptographic community. In this talk, we formulate a proposal for a fair and comprehensive evaluation methodology, and apply it to the comparison of hardware performance of 14 Round 2 and 5 Round 3 SHA-3 candidates. The most important aspects of our methodology include the definition of clear performance metrics, the development of a uniform and practical interface, generation of multiple sets of results for several representative FPGA families from two major vendors, Altera and Xilinx, and the application of a simple procedure to convert multiple sets of results into a single ranking. The optimization, collection and dissemination of a large number of results was facilitated by an open source benchmarking environment, developed at GMU, called ATHENa (Automated Tool for Hardware EvaluatioN). A focal point of this environment is ATHENa server, including the ATHENa database of results, to be demonstrated during this talk.
The FPGA results regarding various cryptographic algorithms can be submitted to this database by groups from all over the world. The GMU group has also made available in public domain optimized VHDL source codes of all Round 2 and Round 3 SHA-3 candidates, as well as the current standard, SHA-2. Finally, the possible areas of collaboration between WAT and GMU will be highlighted, and the MS and PhD studies at GMU shortly characterized.
Kris Gaj's web page:
CERG: Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at GMU:
ATHENa: Automated Tool for Hardware EvaluatioN: