elliptic curve discrete logarithm; elliptic curve method; playstaion 3 game console cluster; integer factorization; secuiryt evaluation
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Information is protected using cryptographic methods thatrely on certain mathematical problems. If those problems canbe solved, the information can be accessed, so the problemsare chosen in such a way that solving them is too difficultor too expensive. With a constant flood of new and morepowerful hardware, the cost of computing constantly decreases,thereby affecting existing security margins of informationprotection methods. In this project we intend to study inparticular the effect of hardware that is targeted at theconsumer market for entertainment or communication purposes,but that turns out to have powerful computational capabilitiesas well to solve the mathematical problems at hand. This isa follow-up project to our cluster of 215 Playstation 3game consoles that was used for a variety of breakthroughcryptologic projects.