[HARDWARE] Cracking engine wish list

Eno Jon enojon at delphi.com
Sun Jan 9 13:30:41 EST 2000


Pounceagn at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 1/8/00 5:17:32 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> oetting at gldmutt.cr.usgs.gov writes:
>
> << If you are going to coordinate the keyspace you need to be sure that all
>  groups are counting the same way. In RC5-56 there were at least 3
>  independent groups and each one was counting in a way that was incompatible
>  with sharing keyspace with the other groups. Because of the different
>  optimizations in bitslice DES depending on the counting order
>  distributed.net almost became incompatible with itself in one round.
>
>  -- Dan Oetting <oetting at ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov>
>   >>
> Thank you Dan for showing that Distributed.net is not for one keeping us in
> the dark or trying to pull any sneaky tricks from a barrel..or something..
>
> I find it sad that people automaticaly assumed the worst even AFTER we
> recieved an e-mail from Plans at distributed.net explaining the situation..Does
> it matter that the stats show over a 100%?  If you're concerned about your
> stats please make note that you recieve credit for already completed
> blocks..IF they hadn't WE would have gotten upset because the blocks we
> processed would not have counted but the percentage would be correct...After
> the great work in the DES contest i think people should have realized that
> everything would work out..I personaly wish to help raise the encryption
> standards..Of course you could always search for aliens at Seti at home...I mean
> easy to see your data building something Fast there.. Vice_Pope

Actually, www.mersenne.org has an overflowing web page of various
distributed computing projects ranging from encryption cracking, SETI,
primes to various mathematics projects.

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