MOSCOW, February 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. releases a major update to Distributed Password Recovery, enabling concurrent support for mixed GPU acceleration units without performance penalty. Truly asynchronous heterogeneous multitasking enables users with a mix of hardware break passwords faster than ever. Customers who kept their old video cards after upgrading automatically enjoy faster speeds and shorter recovery times. Also new are GPU-accelerated, distributed attacks on all types of passwords protecting ZIP and RAR archives including RAR5.
The latest release enables GPU acceleration to break passwords to Adobe Acrobat X/XI, ZIP and RAR archives with classic and advanced encryption options, PGP 8.1-10.2, WPA/WPA2 as well as many other formats. The full list of supported formats: http://www.elcomsoft.com/edpr.html#formats
Finally, the update adds support for Maxwell, NVIDIA's last-generation GPU architecture.
Mixing GPU Acceleration Units
Using a last-generation, high-end video card is a must in today's password recovery business. Constant upgrades quickly wipe investments in acceleration hardware. ElcomSoft addresses this issue by allowing using different GPU acceleration units that are generations apart, enabling significant savings to customers who have a stock of old video cards.
The use of mixed GPU units is made possible with a new asynchronous GPU acceleration engine that no longer needs to wait for the slowest GPU to finish its job before assigning a new task. As a result, customers can use video cards that are generations apart to squeeze all available performance.
New Performance Benchmark
The new release sets a new benchmark in performance. By using a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 video card, ElcomSoft were able to achieve the following numbers (in passwords per second):
Microsoft Office 2007 - 42,100
Microsoft Office 2010 - 22,800
Microsoft Office 2013 - 2,500
WPA/WPA2 - 165,000
OpenOffice - 530,000
IBM Notes - 275,000
Latest AMD video cards including boards based on R9 360/290 chipsets are also supported.
Read our blog post Distributed Password Recovery: Faster, Smarter and Cost-Effective
About ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1990, ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. develops state-of-the-art computer forensics tools, provides computer forensics training and computer evidence consulting services. Since 1997, ElcomSoft has been providing support to businesses, law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies. ElcomSoft tools are used by most of the Fortune 500 corporations, multiple branches of the military all over the world, foreign governments, and all major accounting firms.
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