[RC5] Graphic-Cards usefull for Keyrate?

Lothar Kimmeringer kimmerin at online.de
Fri Oct 22 02:14:35 EDT 1999


On Fri, 15 Oct 1999 16:23:08 +0000 (   ), gryn at marko.net wrote:

>The chips in your computer (I mean the main CPU now) is designed to do two
>things, talk to hardware, and run arbitrary code.  Your CPU (with the
>right code) can emulate any of the devices in your computer, but 99% of
>the time slower than that device.  That's because the device uses a chip
>that's specifically designed for one task.  There are very few parts in
>your computer that would even be able to have a full blown client on them,
>and still very few that you could even use -with- your main CPU to do some
>sort of distributed work.  (because of the high bandwith that would
>generally needed return the results, not like current clients: yes/no
>answers)

One exception is the floppy of the good old C64, that has
an own CPU and can be programmed. Attached to an PC (there
are adapters available), it should be possible to write a
RC5-client.

;-)


Best regards, Lothar


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Lothar Kimmeringer                          E-Mail: kimmerin at online.de

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