The latest 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family brings huge performance increases to cryptographic applications. This paper describes the performance increase that can be achieved on the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family over the Intel microarchitecture code named Westmere, on cryptographic applications. We show the results on a small representative sample set of algorithms optimized for performance on each processor. The net result is an improvement in cryptographic performance up to ~1.8X over the previous Intel processors.
Intel, cryptography, intel core processor, Westmere