Piculet is a not-particularly-fast cryptographic hash (MD4/MD5/RIPEMD-160/SHA-1/SHA-224/SHA-256/SHA-384/SHA-512) auditor. It is mainly a Go concurrency experiment, and is intended to become a testing ground for a Golang CUDA BLAS/OpenCL wrapper.

(WARNING: Piculet is currently VERY SLOW. Its current real-world value is dangerously close to nil.)


Platform Version Package Size
Linux (32-bit) 1.0 – 2011-08-12 piculet-1.0-i386.tar.gz 392 KB
Linux (64-bit) 1.0 – 2011-08-12 piculet-1.0-amd64.tar.gz 381 KB
Git repository Development https://github.com/patrickmn/piculet


# GOMAXPROCS=4 ./piculet -c 4 -a md5 -max 3 -s abc 8938d6140f3cd8af3951d946a4bc8fe1
Value: p4s
Time taken: 3 seconds

# GOMAXPROCS=4 ./piculet -c 4 -a sha1 -max 3 -s def dc260e575c406050495130350b944825c49bf8c6
Value: wRd
Time taken: 4 seconds