[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Joseph Kaye jkaye at isd.net
Wed Sep 15 18:12:57 EDT 1999

Jameel Akari wrote:
> 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.

Hmmmm - wonder if they could do another run of the chips.  Putting one
or 2 of them on a PCI card with one of our talented programmers making a
driver for the RC5 client.  I would pick up 5-6 of them depending on the
price, and performance 

-Joseph Kaye
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