[clug] low power device for VPN end point
alex at receptiveit.com.au
Mon Jan 23 03:31:19 UTC 2017
Ubiquity Edgerouter. They are really very good. Embedded Linux of course.
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> On 23 Jan 2017, at 2:04 pm, Luke Mewburn <lukem-clug at mewburn.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 10:11:20PM +1100, Tony Lewis wrote:
> | I'm looking for a low power device to be a VPN end point, and I am
> | after recommendations, please.
> | The key requirement is high VPN throughput. I lean towards
> | OpenVPN, but because it's single-threaded, it seems there are
> | often struggles to get anywhere close to native throughput. I
> | understand IPSec implementations are/can be multithreaded, so that
> | might better fit the bill.
> | HDMI and GPU and desktop stuff is not important. Just low power,
> | high crypto throughput, high reliability and solid Linux support.
> | Tony
> Hi Tony,
> As you probably know, various low TDP Intel CPUs support the
> AES-NI instructions, and newer OpenSSL has the ability to offload
> that to the CPU.
> E.g., my 3.5 year old Macbook Air has a 15W i7-4650U CPU @ 1.70GHz,
> and it has the AES CPU instructions.
> How about an Intel NUC or one of an equivalent/cheaper unit
> from Gigabyte (etc), with a 15W or 35W CPU?
> Or is that outside your power/cost budget?
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