Developer deploys graphics cards to accelerate password cracks

by on Oct.24, 2007, under News, Tech Tips

Developer deploys graphics cards to accelerate password cracks | The Register:

Basically running the algorithms through a standard dual core PC woudl tak 2 months, plug in a GeForce 8 graphics card, use the right code and you can run it in 5 days!

why aren’t all Nvidia making CPU’s rather than GPU’s if they have that much power? ok yes its dedicated number crunching power but still that kind of speed ups pretty nice 🙂

wonder what kind of a performance upgrade a computer would get if it was ran using a combination of CPU + GPU for everything rather than cpu for work, gu for display


1 Comment for this entry

  • Paul

    I guess theres nothing stopping developers making software that utilise graphics chips I guess the problem is there are so many different chips.