wolfSSL now supports latest Intel QuickAssist v1.7 driver and hardware

wolfSSL now has added support for:

  • Intel QuickAssist driver v1.7 (qat1.7.l.4.3.0-00033)
  • Intel QuickAssist 8970 hardware
  • QuickAssist accelerated RSA Key Gen
  • QuickAssist accelerated SHA 3

The new 8970 hardware has 12 additional cryptographic hardware instances. The previous 8950 cards had 6 instances and the new ones have 18. The 8970 card also adds a PCIe (Gen 3) 16x option for increased performance.

For example, using the Intel QuickAssist 8970 (PCIe 16x) hardware on an i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 8 threads running, we achieved the following asymmetric benchmarks:

  • RSA   2048 public 289,559 ops/sec
  • RSA   2048 private 41,929 ops/sec
  • DH    2048 key gen 65,534 ops/sec
  • DH    2048 agree 89,587 ops/sec
  • ECDHE  256 agree 55,745 ops/sec
  • ECDSA  256 sign 59,674 ops/sec
  • ECDSA  256 verify 32,804 ops/sec

More wolfSSL benchmark data can be found on the wolfSSL benchmarks page, here: https://www.wolfssl.com/docs/benchmarks/
Intel QuickAssist: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-quick-assist-technology-overview.html

If you are interested in evaluating the wolfSSL Asynchronous support for Intel QuickAssist or Cavium Nitrox, please email us at info@wolfssl.com.