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    Default interested in FPGA cards, but...

    hey,

    I've setup an own lab, that contains a windows pc, and a macintosh laptop, running bt3 as a VM.

    In the past few weeks I've found hundreds of articles that say that the one of the most efficient way to speed up cracking is to use FPGA cards. Also BT4 supports Pico e12, and e16.

    but...

    I've searched, googled, I've tried everything to find out the price of these little bastards, but no luck. Could you please help me with a link?

    thanks,
    tisj

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    Quote Originally Posted by tijstijs View Post
    I've searched, googled, I've tried everything to find out the price of these little bastards, but no luck. Could you please help me with a link?
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/spe...mans-fpga.html
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    these are pretty expensive through - BT4 comes with pyrit and cuda - you could dive into those, especially if you own an NVIDIA or Ati card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    link,link,link
    thanks for the fast reply, but:

    - first link is for a very old thread, from 2007, I don't think that the price is the same now
    - pico's site doesn't give me prices:S
    - google product search doesn't lists pico e12, or e16

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    I know this is a noob post but hey this is the noob section after all.

    What exactly is a pico card, what else are they used for, and why would it be faster than say a dedicated box with a fast cpu and lots of mem ... or even a gpu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vvpalin View Post
    I know this is a noob post but hey this is the noob section after all.

    What exactly is a pico card, what else are they used for, and why would it be faster than say a dedicated box with a fast cpu and lots of mem ... or even a gpu.
    As much as I hate linking to wikipedia.. Field-programmable gate array - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They crunch numbers really fast, faster than video cards. The church of wifi's wpa tables were generated on a cluster of pico cards. "This set, comprising the same 1000 SSID list incorporates a password list compiled from contributions from RenderMan, Mark Burnett and Kevin Mitnick. The resulting list is ~1,000,000 words for a total of approximately 40GB of hash tables for the top 1000 SSID's. H1kari of OpenCiphers.org collaborated his work on FPGA arrays to offer up some extreme computing power to crunch these numbers. His super awesome contribution of time on 15 FPGA arrays allowed us to compute these tables in a record 3 days."

    Quote Originally Posted by tijstijs View Post
    thanks for the fast reply, but:
    - pico's site doesn't give me prices:S
    - google product search doesn't lists pico e12, or e16
    Shoot them an email. They're pretty cool people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tijstijs View Post
    thanks for the fast reply, but:

    - first link is for a very old thread, from 2007, I don't think that the price is the same now
    - pico's site doesn't give me prices:S
    - google product search doesn't lists pico e12, or e16
    Got to pico computing and send them and email as barry mentioned.
    They can and will help you out.
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    thanks,

    I did what Barry told, sadly even if these are cheap compared to clusters, they aren't cheap for me anyway, thanks for the help!

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