Volume 11, Number 1

Performance Evaluation of Parallel International Data Encryption Algorithm on IMAN1 Super Computer


Ahmad Bany Doumi and Mohammad Qatawneh, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan


Distributed security is an evolving sub-domain of information and network security. Security applications play a serious role when data exchanging, different volumes of data should be transferred from one site to another safely and at high speed. In this paper, the parallel International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA) which is one of the security applications is implemented and evaluated in terms of running time, speedup, and efficiency. The parallel IDEA has been implemented using message passing interface (MPI) library, and the results have been conducted using IMAN1 Supercomputer, where a set of simulation runs carried out on different data sizes to define the best number of processor which can be used to manipulate these data sizes and to build a visualization about the processor number that can be used while the size of data increased. The experimental results show a good performance by reducing the running time, and increasing speed up of encryption and decryption processes for parallel IDEA when the number of processors ranges from 2 to 8 with achieved efficiency 97% to 83% respectively.


International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA); Plain text; Encrypted data; MPI