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Speedtest and Comparsion of Open-Source Cryptography Libraries and Compiler Flags

Detailed Distribution Package Versions

To compare distribution package speed six Linux distributions where used. All where installed on the Pentium 3.2 GHz, which is my desktop computer. Gentoo is the system distribution, all others were installed in a chroot environment.

All tests were run with a minimal set of process (usually just init and a shell) running in background. Tests were performed around 2008-04-09 with up-to-date distribution packages: