[RC5] rc5-72 completion rate

Andrew MacKenzie andy at edespot.com
Mon Dec 23 09:34:48 EST 2002

+++ Brad T. [dnet] [Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 09:21:00PM -0800]:
> If my calculations are correct, at our current rate of 0.000081%, it
> will take us 33 years for the first 1% of the keyspace. How does that
> compare to when rc5-64 first started?
RC5-64 was started with Pentiums, and finished with Athlons.

The current state of computing is getting faster all the time.

> In my own opinion, there isn't a snow balls chance in hell that we will
> ever have 30,000 daily active participants so this challenge is
> completly unreasonable.
That's what 'they' said about RC5-64...  

> PlEASE PLEASE get us to work on something that will take 5 years tops,
> not 1 or 2 thousand.

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