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From "Daryl C. W. O'Shea" <spamassas...@dostech.ca>
Subject Re: hardware accelerated regexps
Date Fri, 14 Sep 2007 09:33:45 GMT
Justin Mason wrote:
> Pawel Sasin writes:
>> Hi,
>>
>> my co-worker has come accross some interesting articles (links below) 
>> about hardware accelerated regexp matching (using specialised hardware 
>> or even popular PCI Express GPU cards). Has anyone thought about using 
>> this in SA? The benchmarks done using Kaspersky AV are very promising... 
>> SA can use compiled regexps, mayby one could use the very same API to 
>> run regexp tests via the GPU?
>>
>> http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=42299
>> http://www.tarari.com/news_pr_details.asp?ID=53
>> http://www.tarari.com/regexEAP/index.html
>> http://www.kaspersky.nl/news/kaspersky-and-tarari-enhance-hardware-protection.html
> 
> Interesting!
> 
> www.sensorynetworks.com do a hardware accelerator that works with
> SpamAssassin:
> http://sensorynetworks.com/pressreleases/PR0060_2006_05_02_NCASA-formatted.pdf
> but this company, and their GPGPU approach is new to me.
> 
> --j.

I remember coming across this about 2 years ago now (I think they've 
released two new versions of the processor since)... the dev kit was 
something like $5k but I never got around to contacting them to find out 
the important price... cost per PCI(-X) card for end-user use.

Daryl


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