[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Jesper Monsted jesper at monsted.com
Wed Sep 15 22:53:05 EDT 1999


> > > 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.

Actually, i think it was $100k...

> 	Chips only get cheap when you make thousands of them.

or millions... Celerons are actually pretty nice for this stuff :)

/Jesper

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 Jesper Monsted - RIPE: JM42 - jesper at monsted.com

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