Developer Guide

Introducing Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives Cryptography

Use Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) Cryptography to improve performance of cryptographic operations in multimedia, enterprise data, embedded, communications, and scientific/technical applications. The primitives are a common interface for thousands of commonly used algorithms. Using these primitives enables you to automatically tune your application to many generations of processors without changes in your application.
Intel IPP Cryptography library provides high performance implementations of cryptographic functions for several hardware/instruction set generations. Code written with Intel IPP Cryptography automatically takes advantage of available CPU capabilities. This can provide tremendous development and maintenance savings. You can write programs with one optimized execution path, avoiding the alternative of multiple paths (Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions , etc.) to achieve optimal performance across multiple generations of processors.
The goal of the Intel IPP Cryptography software is to provide algorithmic building blocks with
  • a simple "primitive" C interface and data structures to enhance usability and portability
  • faster time-to-market
  • scalability with Intel® hardware
Product and Performance Information
Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at
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Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at