Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

February 1992


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-93-19.


Many applications envisioned for ultra-high-speed networks require cryptographic transformations for data in transit. Security has often been an afterthought, and cryptographic support has generally not kept pace with performance increases in other network components. Two distinct experimental prototypes of high-speed DES boards were built to understand architectural issues in providing cryptographic support for the AURORA gigabit testbed. Combining cryptographic support with the host/network interface is indicated.



Date Posted: 15 August 2007