Re: the bitslice method

Darrell Kindred (
Thu, 29 May 1997 13:33:02 -0400

Icepick writes:
> So this begs the question: "Do the 32-bit clietnts use
> bit-slicing?"
> -Josh

Not yet. The benefit of bit-slicing is significantly
smaller on 32-bit CPUs, since you only have 32 virtual
processors. It's still often a bit faster than the old
clients though, so 32-bit bitsliced clients will probably
appear before long. Note also that my bit-slice DES code
does better if your processor has a lot of registers, so
it doesn't do too well on x86 machines.

- Darrell