OpenSSL Performance with a VIA Eden (padlock)

Encryption of Gigabit lines should not be a problem with recent CPUs. But how about low-cost embedded devices that do the encryption in silicon on the chip? To find out I bought an `Artigo A1200 <http://www.viaembedded.com/en/products/systems/1850/2/ARTiGO_A1200.html>`_ embedded system and installed Linux. As a first test I wantet to check the encryption speed with openssl. In this article I describe the installation and the results.

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