[RC5] Length of contests
digitaltoaster at sympatico.ca
Tue Oct 1 13:34:02 EDT 2002
Yep your correct this doesn't apply to dnet at all because the equipment
upgrades itself automatically at no cost to the project budget.
Every bit of computation done between now and the time when it would take
less than 18 months to complete makes the project end in 18months - X
percent completed. Since there is no cost other than the web hosting
(afaik) all projects using the dnet model should be started as soon as
Dnet Keyrates increase on a curve because people upgrade their processors.
And hurry up with rc5-72 already my bedroom is getting cold, and winter is
oh... and removing stats pisses people off, so whoever does that.. don't..
your going to lose the people who get off on the competitive part of your
projects. The Apollo project was a "who's got the biggest dick contest" and
it got the USA to the moon first. So whip it out boys, lets get our rc5-72
on and see who's the real "man" around here.
A proud Canadian
At 05:15 PM 10/1/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>While this may not apply to dnet since we use otherwise unused resources, I
>am sure I remember reading a research paper that suggested any
>computationally intensive program taking more than time T (18 months (?))
>with a given budget X was better left until the technology advanced to the
>point that X would buy enough processing power to complete in time T.
>Better in this context means completing the calculation earlier.
To unsubscribe, send 'unsubscribe rc5' to majordomo at lists.distributed.net
rc5-digest subscribers replace rc5 with rc5-digest
More information about the rc5