[rc5] Press inquiry: The rc5 thing

Jim Doolittle doolittl at uiuc.edu
Fri Jun 20 22:30:02 EDT 1997

At 8:41 PM -0400 6/20/97, Scott Duffy wrote:
>This "massively distributed" computing model certainly is interesting,
>and holds some potential. But I personally will probably lose interest
>in participating once the RC5 code's been cracked. The problem is,
>even with 5,000+ machines trying to break the code, it will take
>several more months or possibly years.

Speaking as a former DESCHALL participant, I think the speed and client
number will only increase. We had some really nice numbers towards the end
of the contest, and the clients were becoming faster all the time. I see
the same thing happening to Bovine, you're going to see a big jump in
numbers once all us DESCHALL and SolNet types get cracking.

Now, if we could just get a Mac client that I can run without being
connected 24/7...


Jim Doolittle
doolittl at uiuc.edu
gimli at avara.com
PGP public key available

To unsubscribe, send email to majordomo at llamas.net with 'unsubscribe rc5' in the body.

More information about the rc5 mailing list