GPU processing of c++ library

Hi Experts,

Can someone help with compiling a c++ library for GPU?  The library is time-intensive and we're looking to speed it up significantly (it's a SHA256 hash function).  I've never done this before and would be interested in a little direction / caveats / things to know beforehand.  I'm interested to compile this for a windows environment, but I don't think that matters for GPU.  Using VS2008.

Thanks for any help!
Mike
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threadyAsked:
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jkrCommented:
Well, what issues are you encountering?
threadyAuthor Commented:
I guess I should just google it.  But I always prefer to get an expert opinion on where to start before I go barking up the wrong alley...  I guess I'm looking for any and all comments about it!
jkrCommented:
OK, so to start with: which library is that? ;o)
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threadyAuthor Commented:
Nice little sha256 library :)

http://www.saphir2.com/sphlib/
jkrCommented:
So you don't have any particular one in mind but are more looking for info line http://openwall.info/wiki/john/development/GPU ?

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gheistCommented:
jtr --test
Amd A4 CPU sha256crypt
Raw:    2745 c/s real
Radeon HD 8960 gpu sha256crypt-opencl
Raw:    11899 c/s real
I'd say just buy faster CPU, they are better fit for your task.
threadyAuthor Commented:
thank you
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