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ATHENa - Automated Tool for Hardware EvaluatioN: Software Environment for Fair and Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of Cryptographic Hardware using FPGAs

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dc.contributor.advisor Gaj, Kris
dc.contributor.author Amirineni, Venkata A.
dc.creator Amirineni, Venkata A.
dc.date 2010-07-30
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-01T18:40:34Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2010-11-01T18:40:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-01
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/6019
dc.description.abstract Fair comparison of the hardware efficiency of cryptographic algorithms, modeled in Hardware Description Languages and implemented using FPGAs, is a complex task. The results of the comparison depend on the inherent properties of competing algorithms, as well as on selected hardware architectures, implementation techniques, FPGA families, languages and tools. The development of new cryptographic standards through contests, such as AES, eSTREAM, and SHA-3 competitions, requires fair comparison of multiple cryptographic algorithms in terms of their hardware efficiency. To address this issue and to provide a comprehensive environment for an efficient evaluation of multiple algorithms, ATHENa, Automated Tool for Hardware EvaluatioN, has been developed. ATHENa facilitates fair, comprehensive, reliable, and automated comparison of cryptographic algorithms, hardware architectures, FPGA families, as well as FPGA tools and HDL languages. In this seminar, we present the common pitfalls and difficulties involved with the fair comparisons and demonstrate the capabilities of ATHENa through several case studies.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject ATHENA en_US
dc.subject performance evaluation en_US
dc.subject benchmark tool en_US
dc.subject open-source en_US
dc.title ATHENa - Automated Tool for Hardware EvaluatioN: Software Environment for Fair and Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of Cryptographic Hardware using FPGAs en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science Computer Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Computer Engineering en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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