[strongSwan] Does strongSwan (5.4.0) detect the presence of the Intel QAT device and accelerate encryption?

Chinmaya Dwibedy ckdwibedy at yahoo.com
Fri May 13 09:37:18 CEST 2016

Hi All,

What I understand,in order to use Intel’s AES-NI instructions, we have to configure opensslplugin and build strongSwan (5.4.0) . As a result, the OpenSSL libcryptolibrary automatically detects the presence of the Intel AES-NI instructions andaccelerates the AES-CBC encryption algorithms. Please feel free to correct meif I am wrong.

Quick AssistTechnology is a new Intel technology for better accelerating cryptography.  
Does OpenSSL libcrypto library automaticallydetects the presence of the Intel QAT device and takes advantage of this Intel technology(ex: for faster setup rate)?

Thanks inadvance for your support and time?



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