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Methodology and Toolset for ASIP Design and Development Targeting Cryptography-Based Applications

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Methodology and Toolset for ASIP Design and Development Targeting Cryptography-Based Applications
Network processors utilizing general-purpose instruction-set architectures (ISA) limit network throughput due to latency incurred from cryptography and hashing applications (AES, DES, MD5, and SHA). This paper presents a methodology using computer-aided design, for development of high-performance application-specific instruction-sets (ASIP) targeting applications saturated in repetitive sequential bitwise operations and data-flow dependencies, thus exposing both fine and coarse grain parallelism through a set of recurring pattern extraction tools. These specific instructions, in conjunction with a minimal set of general-purpose instructions, are then incorporated into a simplistic, single-cycle CPU architecture, for a comparison (in CPU cycles) with common generalpurpose instruction latencies (Intel P4). We show that the high-performance instruction set derived, based on the proposed methodology, has the potential for facilitating dramatic improvements in performance (over the softwar...
David Montgomery, Ali Akoglu
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ASAP
Authors David Montgomery, Ali Akoglu
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