[rc5] Let's factor RSA-155!

Sebastian Kuzminsky kuzminsk at taussky.cs.colorado.edu
Fri Oct 24 12:42:10 EDT 1997


Alex Bischoff <abischof at vt.edu> wrote:
] 	Could someone enlighten me -- what's a MIPS year? I mean, how does that
] compare to "real" time?


   A MIPS year is a measure of computing effort.  A 'MIPS' is a Million
Instructions Per Second.  A MIPS year is how many instructions you would
perform if you spent one whole year computing at one MIPS, or two years
at one half of a MIPS, or...




Sebastian

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