[RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #217

Greg Childers gchil0 at pop.uky.edu
Fri Jul 10 15:30:15 EDT 1998


See http://www.distributed.net/statistics/stats.html

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.

Greg

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 
>http://www.top500.org/top500.list.html. 
>
>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. 
>
>Michael Kiaer
>
>

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