I’m planning to compare cryptographic algorithms in terms of encryption/decryption time, memory used etc. and for that I’m in need of a standard dataset consisting of plaintexts of different bit sizes and character lengths. Can anyone suggest a source where I can obtain these data?

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    $\begingroup$ The value of the data shouldn't matter for cryptographic purposes. Also you might want to have a look at SUPERCOP. $\endgroup$ – SEJPM Feb 25 at 15:38
  • $\begingroup$ @SEJPM: I don't agree. I would agree if you said something like for a good cryptographic algorithm and its good implementation the value of data should not matter. But there are algorithms and implementations of different quality, some providing much information via side channels. May be it is a purpose of the author to compare them also from this point of view. $\endgroup$ – mentallurg Feb 25 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ @SEJPM: Can you please clarify your comment? Does that mean we can use a random dataset as we wish to calculate the required information ? $\endgroup$ – Display111 Feb 26 at 3:31

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