[rc5] RC5 Chips?

Brian B. Burton brian at burtons.com
Sat Nov 1 12:05:10 EST 1997

Aren't you wasting your time? I don't mean this in an offensive way, but el
cheapo PowerPC chips crank out keys checked... A 200Mhz 603e chip can do
550Kk/sec. These chips cost around $150? Why not build a PCI board with 12
empty sockets for $100-200. Then add PowerPC chips as needed. A full board
would do 6600Kk/sec for $2000, a starter board would do 1100Kk/sec for $500,
with an extra 550Kk/sec for every $150 spent. Plus, You could probably
reprogram the 603e chips to do different things later. 

The Great BrianB

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From: Dave Zarzycki <zarzycki at ricochet.net> 
To: <rc5 at llamas.net> 
Subject: FPGAs and distributed computing (Was: Re: [rc5] RC5 Chips?)
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 97 21:12:26 -0800 

On 10/31/97 7:40 PM, Ryan Dumperth (woodie at indy.net) wrote:



Okay, distributed computing is not going away as far as I can tell. Let's 
make the best of it! :-) I'll willing to chip in a few bucks to buy a 
FPGA card and let distributed.net have 100% access to it. By doing that, 
v3 clients could report that a FPGA was available, get the corresponding 
code, and have at it. In another way, it's great for distributed.net in 
the sense that it shows commitment. It also shows distributed.net that a 
client might be more trusted when it comes to computing a result *and 
returning it* the servers (perhaps in a timely manor too)... Future 
projects might heavily benefit from FPGAs too.


Dave Zarzycki                                Student
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