I am involved in NIST SHA-3 competition for the next cryptographic hash standard as a designer of two functions (Edon-R and Blue Midnight Wish). http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/hash/sha-3/index.html
An extensive benchmarking of various hash functions can be done by a package supercop that can be found at: http://bench.cr.yp.to/results-hash.html
An interesting comparison can be done between performances of the functions on Core 2 and on Itanium platforms. Unfortunately tested Itanium platforms are relatively old (that is the reason of this post).
Some dramatic speed-ups and dramatic slow-downs can be detected for various functions. So, I am wondering what would be the performance of the hash functions on the new Itanium - Tukwila? Off coarse performance on new upcomming Intel processors is also of interest. Are there some users in this forum (or maybe Intel engineers) that can run the supercop package on a Tukwila platform and to report the results?
Prof. Danilo Gligoroski