More numbers to ignore

guy albertelli (albertel@cis.ohio-state.edu)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 17:59:55 -0500 (EST)


So I took the data off the progress stats page, found the ratio between
each total keyspace so completed and extraplotated from there.

The avergage change in growth was 1.12658, if we can keep this rate up
it will take 84 days more to complete the entire space.

Say interest flags a little, or the market gets a bit more saturated
and we drop to an average growth rate of 1.1 it will take 105 days more to
complete the entire space.

Say, with the press realease and all going out, that interest picks up
such that we get an average growth rate of 1.13, then it will take
82 days to complete the enitre keyspace.

All of these require about 5000 times the current effort.

We currently have about 900 machines participating where we will have
4.5 million machines by the end.

I think we might need more than one press release to reach this . .
:)

Enjoy

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