I am curious whether or not there is a way to calculate the SHA256 sum of some file faster than the CPU does on GPU.
Note that I am NOT interested in cracking anything. I don't care about password attacks or any other kind of attacks.
All I wanna know is:
- is there a way to compute the SHA256 sum of a given file on a GPU?
- is it faster than on the CPU compared to standard tools (openssl, sha256sum, hashalot, mhash, ...)?
The way I understood the highly hyped hashcat tool it hasn't even support for calculating the cryptographic hashes of any files, apparantly it only operates under "attack modes" using in-memory data hashing and simply cannot use files as sources (or maybe because it's not faster than a CPU then, IDK).
So essentially I wanna know: Is there a way to hash faster on my PC having a good Nvidia GPU?
If the answer is a definitive NO, then that's also good - so I can just stop looking further.