[RC5] rc5 and G4's

Dan Oetting oetting at gldmutt.cr.usgs.gov
Wed Sep 1 01:17:05 EDT 1999


At 19:06 -0400 8/31/1999, Matthew Van Drie wrote:
>What's the status of the client with the new G4 processors introduced
>today? Apple said that the SETI client could do a block of data in about 6
>hours on a G4 (compared to over 24, I think). Would we see this kind of
>increase in an rc5 client if it was re-written for AltiVec?

An AltiVec RC5 client will see a 2 to 2.5 fold increase on the current G4
processor. A 400 MHz G4 should be able to process over 3 million keys per
second. [And it can be yours for only $1,599]

-- Dan Oetting <oetting at ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov>


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