Building a machine with quad core, crypto accelerator useful?
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I plan on building a machine based on a Intel C204 Chipset Board with a Xeon E3 (4Cores). Does it make any sense to integrate a hifn7955 (soekris1401) card for up to 5 simultaneous openvpn connections with lines up to 50MBit? Or will the multicore cpu always be faster encrypting/decrypting and the hifn card will just slow the process down???
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I think your CPU will be way faster than that hifn card. Save your money.
The Hifn cards are only moderately-useful with a slow CPU. There's actually a decent shot that using it with that CPU will slow you down.