[RC5] Quick positive press effort
gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Mon Sep 21 12:22:03 EDT 1998
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
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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