[RC5] Time to completion

Dimitris Tsapakidis dimitris at alien.bt.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 15:57:25 EST 1997

Some people will move to other projects when v3 becomes available.
It will be interesting then, though difficult, to measure computing
power across all concurrent distributed.net projects.


Cedric Tefft wrote:
> If I've done my math correctly it looks like at the current rate of 9000
> MKeys/sec it will take over 64 years to exhaust the keyspace.  In order
> to complete the task within one year we would need to increase our rate
> to almost 595,000 MKeys/sec (i.e. 64 times our current rate).  Even a
> 3-year completion target would require an average rate of 195,000
> MKeys/sec.  Does it seem likely that we will be able to increase our
> current rate by such large factors?

Dimitris Tsapakidis        http://www.rabbit.co.uk/dimitris/
dimitris at alien.bt.co.uk    Security Research, BT Labs, Ipswich, UK
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