[RC5] Wheres the blocks?
Jason C. Leach
leachjc at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 8 19:10:32 EST 1999
First of all, I'd like to say the d.net team is doing a really good job. I am sure
you are all getting a gray hair or two more each DES contest. It is quite an
dbaker at cuckoo.com wrote:
> On 07-Jan-1999, Jason C. Leach wrote:
> So, clients should sit around with nothing to do while the master fails
> to create blocks instead of recycling when we hit 100%?
Not at all. But where was the other 84%. As I read it now 160%+ has ben issued,
w/ 27% tested. And now where is the other 130% gone? Surely they are not just
waiting to be flushed. I am really just curious where the blocks have gone.
I am sure the real DES-III will be allot better due to people sticking with it.
But I would be curious to hear a theory where they are?
> Almost everyone buffers excessively. My clients only buffer 3 DES blocks
> and 20 RC5 blocks. However, for some reason, a lot of people buffer 1000
> block per client and 10000 blocks per pproxy. I suppose that these people
> need to realize that massive block hoarding only hurts the project and wastes
> their CPU power.
How about dynamic buffer sizing:
At the start of DES-III, clients have a DES buffer size <= the amount of blocks
the client could do in 56h? That way no mistakes will be made in buffer size; and
people have no need to set the buffer larger than what they can possibly do. As
the time decreases, so should the buffer size.
I think it is actually a good idea for DES. It would be good if the proxies could
manage blocks this way; if they keep stats on what they are doing and don't get
more than they can do in the 56h.
But the people w/ Proxies probably know what they are doing.
....Jason C. Leach
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