[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Jameel Akari jakari at fribble.cie.rpi.edu
Wed Sep 15 16:32:03 EDT 1999


On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Jesper Monsted wrote:

> > Didn't or doesn't the EFF have some sort of custom chip that they used
> > for cracking?  I thought I read about it somewhere, and it looked like
> 
> Yes, they built them themselves and had dem manufactured especially for
> the project.

	Which means they cost plenty.  I think the machine (Deep Crack)
cosst $200K to build.  I'm guessing that probably 75% of that is spent on
chip design and fabrication.

	Chips only get cheap when you make thousands of them.

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