[RC5] Speed

Joe Zbiciak j-zbiciak1 at ti.com
Mon Jun 22 07:40:35 EDT 1998

'Mike Reed' said previously:
| Does the client crack blocks quicker if you leave a few blocks in the
| buffers?

If you don't have a multithreaded client, then the answer is probably
"yes", in terms of overall rate.  If you don't have any blocks
buffered, then the client will spend time fetching and flushing between
each block, detracting from your overall keyrate.  The keyrate during
each block should be the same.  Multithreaded clients don't have this
same slow-down, since fetching and flushing are handled by a different
thread than the actual cracking, and in practice do not detract
noticeably from the keyrate.



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