[RC5] Re: Blocks

Kevin van Haaren KvanHaaren at HNTB.com
Mon Jan 26 08:56:03 EST 1998


When your computer checks a block, it reports back that it did 2 blocks
(of whatever size).  So someone doing a 2^28 block, reports back a 2^29
check.  A 2^30 block reports back a 2^31 block.  2^31 is 4 times a 2^29.

Kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	as at cs.tut.fi [SMTP:as at cs.tut.fi]
> Sent:	Saturday, January 24, 1998 4:28 PM
> To:	RC5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject:	[RC5] Re: Blocks
> 
> In article <199801232309.SAA07003 at chipsworld.llamas.net>,
> David McNett <nugget at slacker.com> wrote:
> :>On 23-Jan-1998, Shawn Cox wrote:
> :>> As far as stats and prize voting go, what is the definition of a 
> block?  
> :>> I get the same number of votes for a 2^28 block as I do for a 2^30
> 
> block?
> :>
> :>As far as the stats are concerned, a "block" is a single 2**28
> block.  
> :>If you turn in a 2**30 block, you are actually credited for 4
> "blocks"
> :>in the stats database.
> :>
> :>Hopefully, that is sufficiently confusing to everyone.  :)
> 
> Well, yes, it confuses me all right. Since a 2**30 block results in
> 2**31 blocks checked, shouldn't one get credited for 8 2**28 blocks?
> 
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> Anssi Saari - as at cs.tut.fi
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