[RC5] number of dnet users

John Vender john at jmv.com.au
Sun Jul 1 03:32:53 EDT 2001


Dutch Power Cows have a bit to do with it I think :)

Cheers...John


>Hi all,
>
>i just noticed on the Paricipating Countries Page of RC5-64
>(http://stats.distributed.net/rc5-64/countries.html) that the
>Netherlands have a remarkably high number of users for it's size.  I
>calculated for the first 15 countries in that list how many
>distributed.net participants their are per 1000 inhabitants of that
>country.  (Population numbers are from 1999)
>
>This is what i found:
>
>United States: 		0.06 
>Netherlands: 		0.33
>Japan:			0.01
>Germany			0.06
>Russian Federation	0.03
>United Kingdom		0.04
>Canada			0.08
>Sweden			0.17
>France			0.02
>Australia		0.08
>Denmark			0.20
>Norway			0.15
>Finland			0.18
>Belgium			0.07
>Ukraine			0.01
>
>As you can see, the Netherlands have the highest density, followed by
>Finland.  Does anybody have any idea how it comes that the Netherlands
>have (relatively) so much participants?  It leads with 0.15 per
>thousend, something most countries don't even have.
>
>Tom R.
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