[Help-gnutls] Re: GNUTLS vs OpenSSL

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Sat Jul 29 14:52:11 CEST 2006

Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com> writes:

> Eric Leblond <regit at inl.fr> writes:
>> Hi,
>> We have done some comparison between GNUTLS and openssl during our
>> benchmark of NuFW.
>> We have only had a switch to one part of the code and thus it only
>> display a trend and not a performance comparison. We measure performance
>> of a complex system (NuFW) not directly the performance of transfert.
>> On Intel Centrino 1.6GHz, openssl outperfoms GNUTLS with a ratio of 15%.
>> On quadri processor PowerPC 1.8GHz (ppc64 architecture) and quadri
>> processor XEON 3GHz (x86_64 architecture), GNUTLS outperforms openssl
>> with a ratio of 15%.
>> Thus, it seems that results depends heavily on the architecture.
> Did one of the numbers lack a zero or something?  Otherwise, it
> doesn't seem like the results depend on the architecture at all.

Oops, I didn't notice that GnuTLS was faster by the same amount on
some platforms.  Never mind.


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