Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/1519

Practical Garbled RAM: GRAM with $O(\log^2 n)$ Overhead

David Heath and Vladimir Kolesnikov and Rafail Ostrovsky

Abstract: Garbled RAM (GRAM) is a powerful technique introduced by Lu and Ostrovsky that equips Garbled Circuit (GC) with a sublinear cost RAM without adding rounds of interaction. While multiple GRAM constructions are known, none are suitable for practice, due to costs that have high constants and poor scaling.

We present the first GRAM suitable for practice. For computational security parameter $\kappa$ and for a size-$n$ RAM that stores blocks of size $w = \Omega(\log^2 n)$ bits, our GRAM incurs amortized $O(w \cdot \log^2 n \cdot \kappa)$ communication and computation per access. We evaluate the concrete cost of our GRAM; our approach outperforms trivial linear-scan-based RAM for as few as $512$ $128$-bit elements.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / MPC, Garbled Circuits, Oblivious RAM, Garbled RAM

Date: received 16 Nov 2021

Contact author: heath davidanthony at gatech edu

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