Constructing cluster of simple FPGA boards for cryptologic computations

Doröz, Yarkın (2011) Constructing cluster of simple FPGA boards for cryptologic computations. [Thesis]

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In this thesis, 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: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reconfigurable computing for cryptography. -- Cryptanalytic attacks. -- Cryptographic acceleration. -- Hardware implementations of cryptographic algorithms. -- Cryptanalysis. -- Kriptografi için yeniden yapılandırabilinen hesaplama. -- Kripto-analitik saldırılar. -- Kriptografik hızlandırma. -- Kriptografik algoritmaların donanımsal gerçeklenmesi. -- Kripto analiz.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics > TK7885-7895 Computer engineering. Computer hardware
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Computer Science & Eng.
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 17:30
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:03

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