Info about the Novena board:

Debian on the Novena board:


  • DONE: test running tor relay on the hardware
  • get Debian working on the Novena
  • use packages until we can get things completely up-streamed to debian (eg, for kernel, u-boot, flash-kernel)
  • use either freedom-maker, debian-live, or something new to generate images


With a custom kernel and debian userspace (unknown if hardware crypto acceleration was working):

OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012
built on: Sun Jul 29 13:43:04 UTC 2012
options:bn(64,32) rc4(ptr,char) des(idx,cisc,16,long) aes(partial) blowfish(ptr)
compiler: gcc -fPIC -DOPENSSL_PIC -DZLIB -DOPENSSL_THREADS -D_REENTRANT -DDSO_DLFCN -DHAVE_DLFCN_H -DL_ENDIAN -DTERMIO -g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wl,-z,relro -Wa,--noexecstack -Wall
The 'numbers' are in 1000s of bytes per second processed.
type             16 bytes     64 bytes    256 bytes   1024 bytes   8192 bytes
md5               4222.76k    14510.36k    40580.10k    73623.55k    96586.41k
hmac(md5)         5201.78k    17441.75k    46196.05k    78046.55k    97815.21k
sha1              3993.92k    12071.00k    27591.94k    40681.81k    47210.50k
des cbc          12777.75k    13595.33k    13815.13k    13872.81k    13888.17k
des ede3          4888.58k     4997.95k     5034.58k     5043.20k     5046.27k
aes-128 cbc      12262.57k    13658.54k    13993.73k    14078.98k    14098.43k
aes-192 cbc      10643.06k    11518.34k    11760.55k    11823.45k    11840.17k
aes-256 cbc       9291.74k    10071.36k    10252.46k    10296.66k    10305.54k
                  sign    verify    sign/s verify/s
rsa  512 bits 0.002351s 0.000210s    425.4   4771.6
rsa 1024 bits 0.012512s 0.000605s     79.9   1652.2
rsa 2048 bits 0.074296s 0.001992s     13.5    502.0
rsa 4096 bits 0.483333s 0.006791s      2.1    147.3
                  sign    verify    sign/s verify/s
dsa  512 bits 0.002146s 0.002334s    466.0    428.5
dsa 1024 bits 0.006073s 0.007082s    164.7    141.2
dsa 2048 bits 0.019763s 0.023553s     50.6     42.5
Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on Dec 31, 2012, 6:44:27 PM