[HARDWARE] Cracking engine wish list

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Mon Sep 20 02:24:31 EDT 1999


"William J [on the road] Halverson" wrote:
> 
> 
> Seems true ... but I come back to other distributed projects like SETI.  Is it possible that
> d.net and projects like SETI could agree on something like this:
> 
> "OK, we will support FPGA xxx and yyy and zzz" so here are the images for our projects on
> those chips"
> 
> In a way , this is just an extension [may be a big one] to the notion of having clients
> complied for differnent
> CPUS which is how it's done today.
> 

Keep in mind that one of the biggest challenges when dealing with FPGAs
is fitting everything into the number of gates you have available. I'm
guessin that we probably couldn't create a SETI FPGA, due to the amount
of raw math involved.

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