[RC5] Serious business applications?

Ed Wensell III aka THE StormRaiser EWENSELL at pstcc.cc.tn.us
Sun Jun 14 00:06:35 EDT 1998

=> Actually, this is not true. distributed.net is based upon very low bandwidth
=> operations. Database stuff is very high bandwidth, making it very poorly suited for
=> distributed.net. This is why you won't see distributed stats (and please lets not
=> start that thread again! ;) )

=> Moo!
=> dB!

Fearing an unwanted debate...

All depends. Most databases are text.. In most cases, human generated text
compresses easily (that's why my 14.4kbps modem can do up to 3.6KBps rate while
downloading the Hitchiker's text). The theory would be for the "database.net"
client to grab a block of data, convert the dates to 4 digits (or 5 digits if
you want to make the database Y10K compliant and not worry about it for 
awhile), and reinsert the data...

Although, you are probably right... In retrospect it would probably be better
for the company to lease a few extra CPU's for the HP/AS/VAX and make it a
local only thing...

Until soon...
Ed Wensell III
Systems and Operations Support, Pellissippi State

 "A killer, when he picked up the ZF1, would've immediately asked about the 
  little red button on the bottom of the gun. (*press*, *BOOM*)" - 5th Element
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