Encrypting/decrypting large amounts of data in parallel using GnuPG with a HSM ?

Simon Richter Simon.Richter at hogyros.de
Thu Apr 29 16:38:51 CEST 2010


On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 02:57:33PM +0200, Aleksander Adamowski wrote:

> I want to have the private key securely stored in the hardware
> (SmartCard or HSM), asymmetric crypto ops securely performed in the
> hardware and I'm concerned with the hardware becoming a bottleneck.

> I suspect that handling e.g. 50 PGP signatures and/or decryptions per
> second may be too much for this kind of setup - am I right?

For a SmartCard setup, yes. There may be other HSM solutions that have
higher performance, but these are not as tamperproof as a SmartCard.


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