[rc5] Re: Cyberian client's rate (was New Win32 client available
vorlon at dodds.net
Thu Jul 31 16:09:13 EDT 1997
On Thu, 31 Jul 1997, Vincent Janelle wrote:
> I believe the point of this letter is that we are going at over a
> gigakey/sec. it will take a *very, very, very* long time, at their rate,
> to catch up to us. The differences that have been shown here are small,
> compared to the Bovine efforts speed vs the cyberian efforts total speed.
Well, no, the point is that, even though the cyberian client is faster, at
least 8% (or whatever we're up to now) of the keys they check are keys
that we've already checked. Just like with random block generation, a
fair amount of time is wasted doing work that's already been done, which
lowers the *effective* speed of their client. Of course, we take a small
hit too, because some of our work duplicates theirs, but there's no help
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