[RC5] keyrate stabilizing?

Przemek Kaminski coolgenie at wp.pl
Wed Oct 17 23:17:51 EDT 2001


6) The pay. People don't want to compete for some prize, even if it's
$1,000 - they want to sell their cpu cycles. Think regular payments -
$15/month for example.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Colin L. Hildinger" <colin at ionet.net>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] keyrate stabilizing?


> Biggest challenges to recruitment are:
>
> 1) Newness has worn off.
> 2) Projects are taking too long
> 3) The big teams are hard to compete with, so little teams are less
> interesting
> 4) Much of the readily available cpu power is being used, the rest is less
> available or harder to reach.
> 5) Need for feature that allows the client to be hidden better on NT
> machines.  At my company, I can put the client on my machine and on the
> servers (and I have), but the users will whine if I put it on their
> machines.  I have the authority to do so, but I just can't justify dealing
> with them whining.  They can see it in the NT Task Manger, and no matter
how
> much logic I have for it not mattering, they'll blame it any time
something
> goes wrong on their machines, so it's just not worth it.
>
> These things combined have caused myself and others to be less interested,
> and I'm sure there are other reasons, but most of them are pretty well
> known.  Only a serious recruitmenet campaign will help, but these days
most
> people participating probably don't read this list or hang out on the IRC
> channel, so it'll take a decision by d.net people to get them message out
to
> get anything big done.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrik Martinson" <patma491 at student.liu.se>
> To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 6:38 AM
> Subject: [RC5] keyrate stabilizing?
>
>
> > [ http://n0cgi.distributed.net/statistics/rc5-64/rate2.png ]
> > It looks like the rc5 keyrate has been fairly constant since ~april.. It
> even droppped a
> > bit around august. Anybody want to speculate on why the linear growth
has
> been broken?
> >
> > Stats problems probably is the reason for atleast some dropouts.
> Migration to other
> > efforts combined with slow recruiting is also a factor. The rate of
> computer upgrades are
> > slower due to the economic downturn.
> >
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