[RC5] DES-II

Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Sat Jan 17 01:03:36 EST 1998


Well... we were at .5?? % yesterday... today we're over 1%, so we're 
getting
faster... :)

gindrup at okway.okstate.edu wrote:

>      Let's fix that math error:
>      0.5702% / 55 hours * 24 hours/day = 0.249%/day.  If this rate
> doesn't
>      change, we'll be at:
>      22.5 days --  5.60%
>      45   days -- 11.2 %
>      67.5 days -- 16.8 %.
>
>      To hit the first deadline, we need to up our average keyrate 17.9
>      times.  To hit the second deadline, 8.92 times.  To hit the third,
>      5.95 times.  (... assuming that the entire keyspace must be
> exhausted
>      to complete the task.  "On average" only half of this speedup is
>      necessary.)
>             -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu
>
> ______________________________ Reply Separator
> _________________________________
> Subject: Re[4]: [RC5] DES-II
> Author:  Eric Gindrup at Financial-Accounting
> Date:    1/16/98 2:35 PM
>
>      Not even close.  On the stats page right now (20:31 GMT, Friday 16
>      January 1997), we had completed 0.5702% of the keyspace as of 15 Jan
>      1998, 23:59 GMT.  Since the contest started at 17:00 GMT on 13
> January
>      1997, we're averaging around 0.4%/day.  After ~25 days we'll be ~10%
>      finished.  Unless we can get some non-x86 clients going, we're going
>      to be nowhere near finished by the first cut-off.
>             -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu
>
>
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> _________________________________
> Subject: RE: Re[2]: [RC5] DES-II
> Author:  <rc5 at llamas.net > at SMTP
> Date:    1/15/98 9:22 AM
>
>
> [snip]
>
> Any word so far on estimates to exhaust the key space?  I know a few
> people have had trouble with the DES clients, and we are
> sans-MAC/RISC/etc.  I could care less about my stats (that's why I log
> stuff to a file), just if we are on track for 23 days.
>
> [snip]
>
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