[RC5] When RC5 will be finished...

waldo kitty wkitty42 at alltel.net
Fri Nov 2 14:48:16 EST 2001


that would depend on what's in that code... currently, i can think of
quite a few folk that wouldn't mind locating and cracking something
important from the al-quada and/or the taliban but that's probably
something best left to another area of discussion...

"Brough, Adrian (IR SOLUTIONS)" wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> Regarding RC72, am I right in thinking it is 256 times stronger than RC64.
> If so, then if computers keep to Moores Law, doubling their power every 18
> months, in 12 years, our computers will be 256 times as fast as they are now
> (Software implemented Rotate instructions not withstanding).
> 
> I don't think many people will be interested in setting their computers off
> on a 12 year (Min) mission just to crack a code.
> 
> Cheers, Adrian
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Flynn, Steve non Unisys [mailto:steve.flynn at gb.unisys.com]
> Sent: 01 November 2001 9:19 am
> To: 'rc5 at lists.distributed.net'
> Subject: RE: [RC5] When RC5 will be finished...
> 
> > I won't switch to OGR, but wait for RC5-72. I hope it will
> > start soon after RC5-64 is finished.
> 
> What is the point in NOT switching? Then you're just wasting CPU cycles
> which could be put to good use. What benefit do you get from running
> nothing, when you could be knocking out OG rulers?
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