Will GPG use Dual Processors under Windows ?
Mon Nov 18 23:33:02 2002
> It seems to be bound by processor speed.
Try to turn off compression.
> Does the official exe for Windows take advantage of multiple
> processors ?
No, it doesn't. Distributing symmetric encryption/decryption across
multiple general-purpose CPUs seems complicated to me.
However, if you aren't strictly CPU bound, a second processor could
increase throughput, but not substantially, I'm afraid.
However, there's a trivial approach to get something better: split the
file (or the stream) on the sending site and encrypt it in parallel,
using two processes. (This assumes that you can change the data
Florian Weimer Weimer@CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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