[RC5] DES-Test, Day 2

Dmitri Besedin nickms at com2com.ru
Sun Jan 10 08:24:11 EST 1999


>While this doesn't seem like a big loss - a modern machine can do in
>what it takes them days to do - those machines' contributions multiplied by
>the number of 386es in the effort might add up to something significant
>(I admit, I'm not certain...

My Intel Celeron 466 (overclocked) machine is about 500-600 times faster
than 386SX-16, let it be 400 times faster than your 386-25 test machines.
The total number of machines involved is something like 200,000. Even if
there were 40,000 386s involved, they could have been replaced just by 100
Pentium II-450s or 50 Dual PII-450s.

If all the other (160,000) machines were at least 100 times more powerful,
the contribution of 386s would be

	(40,000*1) / (160,000*100+40,000*1) * 100% = 0.249%

Would it help the project a lot?

Dmitri Besedin, mailto:nickms at com2com.ru

Delphi and Visual Basic programming
Windows NT batch scripting

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