SMS scnews item created by Claus Fieker at Wed 28 Oct 2009 1041
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 29 Oct 2009
Calendar1: 29 Oct 2009 1600-1655
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
Auth: (fcla9404) in SMS-WASM

Computational Algebra Seminar: Bernstein -- Speeding up characteristic 2

 This talk will describe some recent advances in software speed for various computations
in fields of characteristic 2.  This talk will explain, for example, why the latest
speed records for elliptic-curve cryptography use fields of characteristic 2, and why
normal bases are being used instead of polynomial bases in software to attack the
"infeasible" ECC2K-130 challenge.

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