[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Jonathan Smith josmith7 at bubel.com
Sat Sep 18 14:35:15 EDT 1999

Each CPU should put in about 500kkeys/sec. (I have a dual PPro 200 and it
does ~1.08 Mkeys/s)  The expensive part, last time I looked was the quad
motherboard.  The only one I could find for sale to the public was just over
a thousand dollars for the motherboard and attaching CPU boards.  And since
at the time an Intel dual PPro motherboard was $90 I just built a dual PPro
200 instead of a quad.

	- Jonathan Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hardware at lists.distributed.net
[mailto:owner-hardware at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of soul
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 1999 12:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [HARDWARE] Just Courious......

How about quad Pentium Pro 200 256K cache ......... would there performance
be any good?

on pricewatch  each cpu is only 40 bucks!

At 06:24 PM 9/18/99 +0200, you wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, the keyrate/price is not quite as good as it would be,
> > > using regular PC parts, networked together :(
> > >
> > > [all danish prices]
> > > Abit BH6 main board     $110
> > > Celeron 433 (->600?)    $110
> > > Crappo network card     $20
> > > Floppy drive            $20
> > > Total:                  $260
> > >
> > > Roughly twice the price, but triple the performance at approx.
> > > 1.6mkeys, and could probably be improved greatly by using a BP6
> > > mainboard and dual celerons...
> >
> > You need a Hard drive, also. And an OS. (Yes, you can put Linux,
> FreeBSD, etc it's
> > free), unless you develop a networked OS that stays on a floppy to
> boot. And some RAM
> > also.
> > And the Internet Connection? Via a proxy on a real "full" PC? OK, but
> then you need a
> > hub to mount a network, and a NIC on the real PC. Hmm... Your price has
> quite a bit
> > swollen, no?
>Why do you think i added the floppy? =)
>OK, i forgot some BNC network cable and a few T-connectors, but those
>won't cost anything notable...
>For the OS, linux (ofcourse :)), running off the floppy, mounting whatever
>it needs from NFS from my linux server and using it as a proxy as well (or
>the proxy could run on the cracker itself, wouldn't matter much). The
>internet connection would be listed under "operational expenses" along
>with power etc and wouldn't be any different from the hardware crackers...
>"Microsoft does have a Year 2000 problem. We're it"
>(c) unknown       - Go Linux! http://www.linux.org/
>  Jesper Monsted - RIPE: JM42 - jesper at monsted.com
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