Category: Performance

PHP7 Showing 3x Performance Gains Over PHP5 In Computational Tests

I’ve been upgrading my development systems from Fedora 24 to 25, getting PHP 7.0 in the process, replacing PHP 5.6. Much to my delight, the first tests with a specific computationally-oriented workload that I run are showing impressive performance improvements.

Posted in Linux, Performance

Process Explorer 16.0 Adds VirusTotal Integration


Author Mark Russinovich just dropped version 16.0 of Sysinternals procexp, an indispensable utility that displays a tree view of every process on a Windows system along with its resource consumption. Procexp’s visual representation of the activity on a system is

Posted in Host Security, Performance, Windows

A Look at the Performance Impact of Hardware-Accelerated AES

TrueCrypt Benchmark, Hardware-Accelerated AES Enabled

In 2010, semiconductor manufacturers began migrating the algorithmically intensive portions of the AES cipher on-die in the form of the AES-NI instruction set. Many cryptographic APIs and applications have enabled support for this new technology, and none hesitate to tout

Posted in Encryption, Performance

TrueCrypt 7.0 Released, Supports Hardware-Accelerated AES

TrueCrypt Performance Options showing hardware-accelerated AES

A major, feature-rich update to the TrueCrypt disk encryption tool hit the wire yesterday, notably adding support for Intel’s on-die AES-NI instruction set in Westmere class processors and newer. The authors claim a juicy 4 to 8 times performance leap

Posted in Encryption, Performance