AES256 vs Twofish performance

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Apr 22 16:16:48 CEST 2004

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:53:34 +0200, Malte Gell said:

> tar'ed /home directory on a Linux box with different types of data. 
> Actually Twofish was really slightly faster, this is interesting since 
> Rijndael's believed speed was one of NISTS's major reasons why it 

Our Twofish implementation is highly optimized but the AES code is
pretty much the reference code without any serious optimizations.


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