Re: Pentium Pro math bug?

Darrell Kindred (dkindred@cmu.edu)
Mon, 5 May 1997 03:40:52 -0400


seth writes:
> I certainly don't want to assist in creating hysteria, nor do I
> want to help spread misinformation. I am concerned, however, by
> the potential for DESChall's work to be impacted by its emphasis
> on Pentium hardware.
>
> Could the possible math bug in the Pentium Pro affect the DES
> cracking project? Please reference the following article:
>
>
> http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,10342,00.html

Don't worry. The alleged bug is another floating-point
problem; the DESCHALL keysearch engine just does integer
operations.

- Darrell