philip.espi at mfe.org
Tue Feb 8 11:36:49 EST 2000
Bernd Bernie Meyer wrote :
> Simple --- 10000GB would need to be handed out over the course of 2 years.
> That's an average data rate of about 150kByte/s, 24 hours a day, 365 days
> a year. And the results (probably of similar size) would have to be
> transferred back. Who is going to make that sort of bandwidth available?
> If you assume 45,000 participants (what we currently get for RC5), on average
> every single one of them would have to download about 300kB *each day*,
> every day, for 2 years.
That's far less than the bandwith used by the seti at home project (500,586
work-units downloaded in 24 hours this monday, that's 175 Gbytes of data
each day, which amounts to 127 terabytes of data in a 2 years time, and
it worked fine for 8 months now.
> Will people be willing to do that?
Of course yhey will, and already have done it.
Phil, crunshing one MByte of data each and every day.
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