[RC5] New Clients - are they slow?
tsdpf at ibm.net
Sun Jan 18 19:33:58 EST 1998
Hi all, 18 Jan 1998 18:59:34
Just rejoined the lists after having to manage an overflow of
in-mail, so apologies if this has been asked before. I noticed on
Saturday 98/01/17 that there was a DES/RC5 client as well as a GUI
client for OS/2. I've downloaded both, but I'm not sure what I'm
Old Client V2.6401 New Client V2.7003 GUI Client
1427 blocks 18 RC5 blocks 1 RC5 blocks
200:06:45.45 08:29:13.43 02:00:55.49
528743.79 keys/sec 547701.32 keys/sec 147990.20 keys/sec
2 DES blocks
+- 7.135 Blocks/hour 2.11 Blocks/hour 0.5 Blocks/hour
Now I know this is not a scientific comparison, but the "feel" of the
running client supports the above observations that they are processing
the blocks much slower than the old client. I know the keys/sec are
higher, but the work seems very much slower. I thought the blocks may
be a lot bigger (RC5 2^30 Block - whatever that means) but the buf.in
files seem to divide out about the same as the files for the "old"
client - so I'm assuming that they are working on approximately the same
amount of information?
In addition, I can't seem to get the GUI client to report (in the
online window) that it is using my mail address. It normally starts
reporting the correct e-mail address, which I've not only put in the
setup page, but also included as a startup parameter - but after the
first block is processed it reverts to;
RC5DES Client v2.7003.385 started. Using as email address. - a blank!
"Peter French" <tsdpf at ibm.net> THE System Decision CC
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