[RC5] [Announcement] New version of PS3 beta client

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho decio at decpp.net
Mon Aug 20 12:40:21 EDT 2007


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Dear friends,

A few hours ago, the beta Playstation 3 clients expired. We apologize  
for not releasing an update earlier; we're making up for it by  
including in this new version optimized OGR cores for the SPE co- 
processors in the PlayStation 3, achieving a rate of 35.5 Mnodes/s  
for each SPE, for a total node rate (including the PPE core) of 230+  
Mnodes/s. We also fixed a bug which caused one of the crunchers to  
silently stop running until the client is restarted, so expect to see  
improved keyrates for RC5-72 as well.

We'd like to mention that during the past two weeks of beta testing  
the PlayStation 3 has been climbing steadily in our statistics, and  
currently stands as the 4th largest CPU architecture in RC5-72, as  
measured by daily contribution <http://stats.distributed.net/misc/ 
platformlist.php?project_id=8&view=yc> and 8th overall <http:// 
stats.distributed.net/misc/platformlist.php?project_id=8&view=tc>.

The pre-release client is available for download from our web site at  
<http://www.distributed.net/download/prerelease.php>. Once again, we  
have set an expiration date of 2 weeks for this beta, after which we  
plan to ship an official version if all goes well.

We thank you for your continuing support. Moo! ]:8)

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