eSTREAM Software Performance

  • Christophe De Cannière
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4986)


In order to evaluate their performance in software, all Profile 1 candidates were subjected to benchmark tests. This chapter briefly describes the testing framework developed by eSTREAM for this purpose, and summarizes the results of the performance tests conducted on the eight Profile 1 finalists.


Block Cipher Test Vector Stream Cipher Testing Framework Encryption Rate 
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    Agilent Technologies, Mixed Packet Size Throughput, Insight Edition 1 (08/2001),
  2. 2.
    Bernstein, D.J.: Notes on the ECRYPT Stream Cipher Project (eSTREAM). Software Timings,
  3. 3.
    De Cannière, C.: eSTREAM Optimized Code HOWTO,

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe De Cannière
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. ESAT/SCD-COSIC and IBBTKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique École Normale Supérieure Paris cedex 05 

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