Gaussian elimination is released

The new CryptoMiniSat, version 2.4.2 now has on-the-fly Gaussian elimination compiled in by default. You can simply use it by issuing e.g.

./cryptominisat --gaussuntil=100 trivium-cipher.cnf

and enjoy outputs such as:

c gauss unit truths : 0
c gauss called : 31323
c gauss conflicts : 5893 (18.81 %)
c gauss propagations : 7823 (24.98 %)
c gauss useful : 43.79 %
c conflicts : 34186 (4073.39 / sec)
c decisions : 39715 (6.86 % random)

Which basically tells that gaussian elimination was called 31 thousand times out of 39 thousand, and so it was essentially running almost all the time. Out of the 31’323 times it was called, 44% of the cases it found either a conflict or a propagation. This is a very good result, and is typical of the Trivium cipher. Trivium can be speeded up by up to 2x with Gaussian elimination. I will put up lots of CNFs, so you will be able to play around with them and (optionally) verify these results.

The magic parameter “–gaussuntil=100” tells the program to execute Gaussian elimination until decision level 100, and no deeper. I haven’t implemented and automation into finding the best depth, and so I use this (very) crude fixed number 100. Probably better results could be achieved with a fine tuning of the depth cut-off, but I don’t have the time for the moment to play around with it. However, if you are interested, you will be able to try out different depths, different ciphers, etc. I will shortly be releasing a tool called “Grain of Salt” to generate CNFs for any shift-register based stream cipher, so you can test them against CryptoMiniSat or any other SAT solver.

I hope you will enjoy using on-the-fly Gaussian elimination in CryptoMiniSat 2.4.2!