[RC5] Quick positive press effort

Eric Gindrup gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Mon Sep 21 12:22:03 EDT 1998


     http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/pihex/index.html
     
     D.Net could probably be an instantaneous "top producer" at that 
     site.  And it apparently is still the case that computing digits of 
     \pi is newsworthy enough to be reported and to generate interest in 
     the group/person that did the ocmputation.
     
     This is innocuous.  It has a tested core.  It could easily result in 
     positive press for D.Net.  Hacking out a few more milestone digits 
     would take essentially no time.  [Eyeballing the "top producers" 
     page there indicates that they've used 5-10 P5/90 CPU years so far.  
     D.Net could duplicate that in < 20 minutes working as hard as we did 
     yesterday.]
     
     Not that finding digits of \pi is intrinsically more insteresting 
     than cracking encryption challenges, but the press doesn't seem to 
     be so much prejudiced against the process.
            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu

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