[Cfrg] Results of the poll: Elliptic Curves - preferred curves around 256bit work factor (ends on March 3rd)

Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> Thu, 05 March 2015 23:11 UTC

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Subject: [Cfrg] Results of the poll: Elliptic Curves - preferred curves around 256bit work factor (ends on March 3rd)
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On 25/02/2015 14:27, Alexey Melnikov wrote:
> CFRG chairs are starting another poll:
> Q3: This is a Quaker poll (please answer one of "preferred", 
> "acceptable" or "no") for each curve specified below:
> 1) 448 (Goldilocks)
> 2) 480
> 3) 521
> 4) other curve (please name another curve that you "prefer" or 
> "accept", or state "no")
Thank you for all responses.

521 - 6 preferred, 14 - acceptable
448 - 16 preferred, 4 - acceptable

Very few prefer others (512 NUMS, 480).

So CFRG prefers curve 448.
> If you stated your curve preferences in the poll that ended on 
> February 23rd (see the attachment), you don't need to reply to this 
> poll, your opinion is already recorded. But please double check what 
> chairs recorded (see the attachment).
> If you changed your mind or only answered the question about 
> performance versa memory usage for curves 512 and 521, feel free to 
> reply.
> Once this issues is settled, we will be discussing (in no particular 
> order. Chairs reserve the right to add additional questions) 
> implementation specifics and coordinate systems for Diffie-Hellman. We 
> will then make decisions on signature schemes. Please don't discuss 
> any of these future topics at this time.