Cryptography for Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives 9.0 Update 3 Developer Reference

What's New

The Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) is a software library that provides a comprehensive set of application domain-specific highly optimized functions for signal, image, and video processing.


This publication, the Cryptography for Intel Integrated Performance Primitives Developer Reference, was previously known as the Cryptography for Intel Integrated Performance Primitives Reference Manual.

The Intel IPP software enables taking advantage of the parallelism of single-instruction, multiple data (SIMD) instructions, which make the core of the MMX technology and Streaming SIMD Extensions. These technologies improve the performance of computation-intensive signal, image, and video processing applications. Plenty of the Intel IPP functions are tuned and threaded for multi-core systems.

Intel IPP supports application development for various Intel® architectures. By providing a single cross-architecture application programmer interface, Intel IPP permits software application repurposing and enables developers to port to unique features across Intel® processor-based desktop, server, mobile, and handheld platforms. Use of the Intel IPP primitive functions can help drastically reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market by eliminating the need of writing processor-specific code for computation intensive routines.

Cryptography for Intel IPP is an add-on library that offers Intel IPP users a cross-platform and cross operating system application programming interface (API) for routines commonly used for cryptographic operations. The library includes:

Optimization Notice

Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.