The performance tests was done using the OpenDNSSEC speed test. Below is a comparison between the results of the ods-hsmspeed tool with the results of OpenSSL.
Server: HP PROLIANT DL380 G6
Processors: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz, 4 cores with HT
OS: Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit
SoftHSM v1.2.1 with Botan 1.8.8
OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007