eBACS: ECRYPT Benchmarking of Cryptographic Systems
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eBACS (ECRYPT Benchmarking of Cryptographic Systems) aims to answer these questions. eBACS unifies and integrates
The eBACS/eBATS/eBASC/eBASH/eBAEAD mailing list is named after eBATS, the first of these projects. To join the mailing list, send an empty message to ebats-subscribe at list.cr.yp.to.
If you use eBACS information in a paper then you should cite the web pages as follows:
Daniel J. Bernstein and Tanja Lange (editors). eBACS: ECRYPT Benchmarking of Cryptographic Systems. https://bench.cr.yp.to, accessed 7 March 2025.Replace 7 March 2025 by your download date.
STVL's successful benchmarking efforts inspired ECRYPT's Virtual Application and Implementation Research Lab (VAMPIRE) to initiate eBATS, a competition for the fastest public-key software. VAMPIRE developed a new benchmarking suite, BATMAN (Benchmarking of Asymmetric Tools on Multiple Architectures, Non-Interactively), to collect measurements of BATs (Benchmarkable Asymmetric Tools) on a large number of computers. The eBATS measurements and comparisons began at the end of 2006.
VAMPIRE subsequently initiated the eBASC and eBASH projects. eSTREAM finished in April 2008 but VAMPIRE continued to accept new stream ciphers for benchmarking as part of eBASC.
VAMPIRE developed a new unified benchmarking suite, SUPERCOP, to benchmark hash functions, secret-key stream ciphers, public-key encryption systems, public-key signature systems, and public-key secret-sharing systems. Unified measurements were collected on fifty computers in July 2008.
eBACS was extended by ECRYPT II, a Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), contract number ICT-2007-216676, and further by grant 60NANB10D004 from the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). eBACS also incorporates data from the XBX project by Christian Wenzel-Benner and Jens Gräf.