[RC5] Keyrate graphs

Bruce Ford b.ford at qut.edu.au
Mon May 31 11:04:08 EDT 1999


> Remember that, although we can no longer see the nice graphs that used to
> make it fairly obvious, RC5 key-crunching is accelerating almost
> exponentially (well, pretty damn fast anyway).

Keyrate plots are available at http://www.distributed.net/statistics/ 
and with an expanded vertical axis at 

These graphs have best fit regressions for both linear and 
exponential growth (using data from 2 March 1998).  Growth was 
linear until SETI, or northern hemisphere summer vacations, came 

Bruce Ford

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