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What is AES-NI - first answer
AES-NI are a set of six new instructions introduced by Intel when we introduced the new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family code named Westmere. AES-NI stands for Advanced Encryption Standard - New Instructions. These instructions implement hardware accelerated versions of certain compute intensive steps used in the AES (RijnDael) algorithm.
Okay - so what is the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)?
In this article we’ll take a closer look at AES counter (CTR) mode implementation from Intel® AES-NI library (it can be downloaded from http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-intel-aesni-sample-library/).
AES stands for Advanced Encryption Standard and it is a symmetric encryption standard. More detailed information about AES at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard.
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