Sometimes, websites and scientific papers that introduce and/or handle cryptographic algorithms also provide speed-analysis and tables comparing the individual performance of cryptographic implementations. I would like to do the same, but I'm not sure how to calculate the “cycles”.
I have this data:
- processor clock frequency: 2,1 ghz
- message length: 16 byte
- Speed: 4,3 Mbytes/s
How can I calculate “cycles” and “cycles per byte” from that data?