[RC5] How long would it take?

Greg Andrews duck1 at ecn.ab.ca
Thu Dec 16 20:09:31 EST 1999

k, peoples, I know I'm opening a big can of worms here, but with all this
discussion of waiting for computing power to get better, the following has
crossed my mind:  How long will RC5 take anyway, assuming 50% as completion
(or should 100% be completion?)?

I've gone over this a few times, and alas, this is beyong a young math
student like myself.  To get a very accurate readout, you'd need to
calculate in:
-Current %
-Total Keyrate
-Rate of user growth
-Moore's law, knowing that regardless of our number of users, the keyrate
will always speed up because of computing power.

Anyone up to the calculations?

from the overused mac of...
Greg Andrews
CEO, GregCorp, Inc.
duck1 at ecn.ab.ca | ICQ #32517996 | http://gregman.homepage.com
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their floppy back?

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