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Constructing cluster of simple FPGA boards for cryptologic computations

Doröz, Yarkın and Savaş, Erkay (2012) Constructing cluster of simple FPGA boards for cryptologic computations. In: 8th International Symposium (ARC 2012), Hong Kong, China

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28365-9_27

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an FPGA cluster infrastructure, which can be utilized in implementing cryptanalytic attacks and accelerating cryptographic operations. The cluster can be formed using simple and inexpensive, off-the-shelf FPGA boards featuring an FPGA device, local storage, CPLD, and network connection. Forming the cluster is simple and no effort for the hardware development is needed except for the hardware design for the actual computation. Using a softcore processor on FPGA, we are able to configure FPGA devices dynamically and change their configuration on the fly from a remote computer. The softcore on FPGA can execute relatively complicated programs for mundane tasks unworthy of FPGA resources. Finally, we propose and implement a fast and efficient dynamic configuration switch technique that is shown to be useful especially in cryptanalytic applications. Our infrastructure provides a cost-effective alternative for formerly proposed cryptanalytic engines based on FPGA devices.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics > TK7885-7895 Computer engineering. Computer hardware
ID Code:20675
Deposited By:Erkay Savaş
Deposited On:05 Dec 2012 12:35
Last Modified:28 Feb 2014 15:38

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