ElcomSoft Utilizes NVIDIA Tesla Supercomputers

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ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. announced the support of the latest generation of NVIDIA Tesla — compact supercomputers based on NVIDIA GPU acceleration technologies — in ElcomSoft Distributed Password Recovery, a password recovery solution to recover a variety of system and document passwords.

ElcomSoft Distributed Password Recovery supports stand-alone Tesla servers and clusters of servers, allowing password recovery. ElcomSoft said governments, forensic and corporate users, password and data recovery services and other users will benefit well from increased speed of password recovery provided by Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery, and “robust” supercomputing backed by the newest generation of NVIDIA’s processors.

Supporting both currently available series of NVIDIA Tesla supercomputers, Tesla 8 and Tesla 10, ElcomSoft Distributed Password Recovery reaches and breaks its previous speed record of one billion passwords per second.

Until recently, all the power of highly parallel, super-scalar processors in 3D graphic accelerators could only be used for gaming. With the announcement of the new Tesla series of compact supercomputers, and the release of ElcomSoft Distributed Password Recovery, it became possible to utilize the computational power provided by NVIDIA Tesla to recover a wide variety of system and document passwords.

ElcomSoft Distributed Password Recovery is designed to retrieve a variety of system passwords, such as NTLM and Windows startup passwords and crack MD5 hashes, and unlock password-protected documents created by Microsoft Office 97-2007, PDF files created by Adobe Acrobat and PGP and UNIX and Oracle user passwords.

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