[RC5] Golomb Rulers (was "sexy" projects)

Charles P. Wright cpw at unix.asb.com
Mon Mar 2 21:27:35 EST 1998

ZenCrawler wrote:
> In a message dated 98-03-02 19:10:39 EST, you write:
>  Will the client w/ the 11.5 MB need a lot of memory? >>
> >From what I can tell now that I have joined the Golumb team the client with
> the 11.5mb choose.dat file requires around 12mb of memory.   It seems that the
> client loads the choose.dat file up into ram to perform the tests.   Another
> thing I've seen on the web page is that you can only find the ruler from the
> bitlevel of the choose.dat file or  below that.   So the 20bit choose.dat file
> means you can't resolve the 23bit dataset.   Since I have a relatively new PC
> with lots of ram ( 256mb to be exact )  I've just  downloaded the 23 bit
> length choose.dat which is put into a 98meg chunk of memory.   According to
> tests on the golumb web page I should see a mild improvement in my node
> solution speed.   If you have any more questions about the golumb ruler search
> i'd say visit the web page at:  <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/golomb20/">
> http://members.aol.com/golomb20/</A>

This seems like a Bad Thing(tm) I have a decent system with 32 MB of ram
and X can take up to 20 or 30 (with lots of netscape windows) it seems
like a very bad idea to have a client that would cause so much swapping
and performance degradation.
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