I know that libmcrypt should have AltiVec optimisation at some point, but I did not follow progress here due to lack of time.
Altivec optimised OpenSSL features are in the Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA), and is part of Darwin. One could rewrite mod_ssl for Apache to take advantage of this, but I don't know if it would be easy to get this into Linux. Maybe this can help?
I haven't been keeping myself up-to-date in this area regarding Linux, thanks for reminding me to do so. :-)
I did program an ECC crypto system on an 8-bitter a while ago, but I don't think that'll help here...
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