[Hardware] RC5 Challenges cancelled by RSA
william at netpros.net
Fri Jun 1 14:58:03 EDT 2007
Maybe these projects would benifit from your work?
>From: John L. Bass [mailto:jbass at dmsd.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:33 PM
>To: Hardware at lists.distributed.net
>Subject: [Hardware] RC5 Challenges cancelled by RSA
>Sadly RSA cancelled the Secret Key Challenges last week without much warning. It
>would have been nicer if they would have put an ending date on the challenges sometime
>in the next year or two ... maybe like Dec 31 2009 to end the decade. I was actually
>looking forward to a different, but promising FPGA attack on RC5 later this year.
>Might be worth asking RSA to reconsider the abrupt termination, and ask for a
>reasonable date a year or two out. The program over the years hasn't cost them
>much, and created a lot of interest in crypto work as an application area in the
>universities world wide. Especially in factoring.
>For those still interested I have been working on cutting octal spartan boards this
>next week ... with thanks to Bryan for some review help and suggestions. The board
>now has an 8+1 Hypercube configuration with a separate controller FPGA. Onboard power
>for about 100W of computation power (about as much as we can cool the Spartan Chips)
>with a PCI slot fan and heat sinks.
>The nice part about reconfigurable computing using FPGA's is they are relatively
>easily retargeted to other projects.
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