Timing test of GnuPG and old PGP
abjork at runbox.no
Fri Oct 31 15:20:55 CET 2003
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Hunter, Bryan wrote:
| A timing of a simple encryption of a large (327MB) file showed that GnuPG
| took 2 1/2 times longer than an old PGP program. Is this an expected
| typical result?
| This was run with the following.
| Windows98 SP2
| WinPT 0.7.96rc1
| GnuPG 1.2.1
| GPG 6.0.2
| Key DSA/ELG 1024/2048
| Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
I did test my Celeron 2.0 laptop with 512 MB RAM. I encrypted a 177 MB
compressed ARJ-file. Both PGP 8.03 and GPG 1.2.3-nr1 from Nullify use
3DES for my key.
I encrypted the same file 3 times with each program. On average it took
1 minute and 09 seconds to encrypt the file in both GPG and PGP.
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Version: GnuPG v1.2.3-nr1 (Windows XP)
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