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phalanx - parallel hash alternative (PHA) is an initiative to provide a fast and portable, parallel/multithreaded message digest utility and library.

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  • operates on files, strings, or standard input.
  • flexible thread count, buffer size, pooling selection.
  • optional single-thread execution (for performance comparisons)
  • 'demo' mode to ascertain accurate operation.
  • 'check' option to validate a list of sums.
  • stronger hash method default on strings and per flag on files.
  • ported to UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris) / Linux / Cygwin.
  • runs on RISC, x86, x86_64, IA64.
  • options to show elapsed time and hash speed.

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Intended Audience

Information Technology, Security Professionals, Security, System Administrators

User Interface

Command-line, Console/Terminal

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