FPGAs and distributed computing (Was: Re: [rc5] RC5 Chip

Eric Gindrup gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Mon Nov 3 09:35:40 EST 1997


     One question:
     How does one develop v.2 clients to use i860/i960 add-in cards or FPGA 
     components?  It's not as if I can get the source and it's not as if 
     there would be enough people with this kind of hardware to justify the 
     sudden proliferation of clients...
            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu


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Subject: FPGAs and distributed computing (Was: Re: [rc5] RC5 Chips?) 
Author:  <rc5 at llamas.net > at SMTP
Date:    10/31/97 9:12 PM


On 10/31/97 7:40 PM, Ryan Dumperth (woodie at indy.net) wrote:
     
>http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~barrel/rc5.html
     
Yea!
     
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.
     
davez
     
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