[RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #217
gchil0 at pop.uky.edu
Fri Jul 10 15:30:15 EDT 1998
Current estimate for d.net "computer" is 4.4 teraflops. Clearly number 1.
Compare to GIMPS Primenet "computer" at 200 gigaflops. That would place
them # 22 on the list.
At 06:36 PM 7/8/98 -0400, Michael Kiaer wrote:
>I read the same story on WiredNews.
>The distributed.net site proudly say "The Fastest Computer in the World"
>but doesn't give any details (at least I haven't found them).
>For publicity purposes, I think it would be a good idea to elaborate a
>bit on that with some hard numbers. How does it rate against "real"
>supercomputers, e.g. those listed on
>Some of you can probably figure that out from the number of keys being
>crunched daily but I sure can't and neither can any journalist who might
>be writing a story about distributed.net, I am sure.
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