Accelerating SSL Using the Vector Processors in IBM's Cell Broadband Engine for Sony's Playstation 3
Source: Dublin City University
Despite huge gains in computing performance and bandwidth, the widespread use of secure communications on the Internet is still essentially limited to SSL connections for password logins or with credit card payments. Despite this SSL implementations are widely distributed and well analysed for security weaknesses making it the de-facto standard for secure communications. The main reason for such limited usage is the perception that encrypted communication protocols such as SSL place too high demands on bandwidth and processing power at the server side of the communication and can interrupt the browsing experience of the client.