Re: [Cfrg] Curve selection revisited

Robert Moskowitz <rgm-sec@htt-consult.com> Thu, 31 July 2014 13:43 UTC

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On 07/30/2014 03:47 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Hannes Tschofenig
> <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net> wrote:
>> Hi Mike, Hi Bob,
>>
>> Saying that you need hardware acceleration because of performance, RAM
>> and ROM size supported by some boards running 8-bit microcontrollers is
>> a bit lying to ourselves. The hardware acceleration might in fact
>> involve a chip with 32-bit.
> Sorry, no, that does not help at all. The only way to reduce the
> number of 8 bit processors would be to burn down the fabs.

And Bastille Day has come and gone.  We will have to wait another year  :)