[rc5] Evangelist team?
Robert D. Mosher
dmosher at cyburban.com
Fri Jul 18 00:13:37 EDT 1997
For the MacOS types out there:
> Date: Thu, 17 Jul 97 10:35:21 -0700
> From: EvangeList <evangelist at apple.com>
> To: "Macway" <macway-post at private.lists.apple.com>
> Subject: !! - Distributed Macintosh Computing Power Needed for Bovine RC5 Cracking
> Message-ID: <199707171734.KAA31140 at apple.com>
> This action item is from:
> Craig Richmond, <craig at starfish.net.au>
> RSA is running a competition to break their code. There is a $10,000
> prize that is up for grabs by the person who wins. The Bovine RC5 project
> is a volunteer effort using spare CPU cycles to search the key space.
> Teams can enter and Powermacs are already among the fastest computers
> The prize will be split between the organisers ($1000), you ($1000) and
> Project Gutenberg ($8000) if you find the key using their client. Project
> Gutenberg is trying to make as much literature as possible freely
> available electronically through volunteer effort.
> I think it would be a great sign if all the macway users could join with
> a single team name <evangelist at apple.com> to help with the project. Prove
> that all the Macs out there really are fast computers that can amount to
> something. [Aside from Digital Guy: I propose donating "our" $1000.00 to
> Project Gutenberg as well. It's an amazing project!]
> RSA competition
> Project Gutenberg:
> The web site:
> The Macintosh client:
> The FTP server is a Windows NT box and I had to try a couple of times
> before it downloaded properly.
> Lets make <macway at aol.com> the number one contributer to the project.
> PowerPC MacOS systems already account for about 20% of the computing
> power dedicated to the project. That's behind Intel!
> Steve Wozniak is already in the top 100 on the list.
> The number 1 contributor is generating the equivilant of only 100 Power
> Macintosh 7300 machines. If Macway can add 1000 machines it will really
> make a point.
> A Sun Ultra 2 Enterprise generates 241874.70 keys a second.
> A powerbook 5300 clocks in at 255000 keys a second.
> Digital Guy Sez:
> Well, I had loaded up my machines with the DESChall client when it was
> out, so I've done the same with the (MUCH nicer!) RC5 client when I got
> this on Wednesday. Very painless, and the "evangelist at apple.com" *team*
> is already ranked at 211! Can you imagine what'll happen once we get some
> serious horsepower on this case?
> I don't just want to be number one in the key-crunching catagory, I want
> this prize to go to a PowerPC based machine! Let's rock!
Also, a very nice piece of basic documentation for the Mac V2 client can
be had here:
How about starting an ALL Mac team with it's own mail list???? That way
we could have a single objective - getting the Mac client up to speed.
Dale Mosher dmosher at cyburban.com
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