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The numbers shown at Crypto++ 5.6.0 Benchmarks seem to indicate that SHA256 is the fastest of the choices available with SQL Anywhere 12's HASH function... is that true? (there is occasionally a [cough] gap [cough] 'twixt theory and practice)

I'm interested in raw speed for computing string fingerprints, not cryptographic strength.

asked 05 Aug '12, 11:06

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I think CRC32 ought to be fastest, then MD5. (I'm not quite sure what the columns are in that benchmark table, but it looks to me like they are confirming this.)

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answered 17 Aug '12, 10:17

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I think you're right, SHA256 is the slowest, not the fastest.

(20 Aug '12, 12:19) Breck Carter
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