[RC5] dnet is the best designed program out there IMO

zwergelefant at web.de zwergelefant at web.de
Thu Jan 2 22:59:13 EST 2003


I don't mean to sound harsh...But do you think to find primes has more sense than 
decryption? For something new i propose www.climateprediction.net or distributed 
folding. Or what about running nothing for a longer cpu live?


24.12.02 02:38:59, "Steve Bennett" <me at stevage.com> wrote:

>I agree that some sort of idle-cycle using program should be run in
>permanence.  Until d.net comes up with something better, I'll probably just
>leave rc5-72 ticking along in the background with something like prime95 on
>higher priority.  Then, if whatever my preferred project is falls over, goes
>to sleep, etc etc, then d.net can jump in and grab a few cycles.  Also works
>before I log in (remember that thread a few weeks ago?)...
>
>I don't mean to sound harsh...I certainly don't have any better ideas for
>projects.  To me, though, breaking encryption through brute force has been
>*done*, several times.  Concept *proven*.  Let's do something new.
>
>Steve
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
>[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Jason Hartzell
>Sent: Tuesday, 24th December 2002 12:17 PM
>To: 'rc5 at lists.distributed.net'
>Subject: RE: RE : [RC5] dnet is the best designed program out there IMO
>
>
>I've tried several other distributed computing projects, including United
>Devices. I always come back to dnet because they have THE BEST client/proxy
>network, period. And I can't stop because it just seems absurd to have
>cycles going to waste now...
>
>I think the duration or difficulty of the project is a valid to NOT do it.
>It should be done. I just hope that Dnet offers some other projects to work
>on in parallel.
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: O.Mico [mailto:odjmico2 at wanadoo.fr]
>Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 4:38 PM
>To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
>Subject: RE : [RC5] dnet is the best designed program out there IMO
>
>
>Same thing here too, i switched to genome at home at the end of rc5-64, but
>the client is a pain to maintain, especially for 'nonet' clients ...
>Dnet clients are the best designed for sure...
>
>
>--- Paul West <PaulW at paulw.net> wrote:
>> A Couple of weeks after RC5-64 started, the estimated completion time
>> was
>> over 1000 years.   Pretty much in line with this project.
>>
>
>thanks you have kept my spirits alive.
>
>I have tried other projects in the past (prime95, seti, folding at home)
>and have returned to dnet because the stats are easy to understand AND
>the client is small & easy to setup. I like the "install and forget"
>ability.
>
>
>
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