Dave Spencer (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 23:59:15 -0700 (PDT)

Hello folks,
Jeff Simmons badgered me into hooking up my idle cycles to this effort,
and once I got around to getting enough info on it to be interested, I
got *very* interested. So, I started running the client on two of my home
machines (a P120 and a 486/100). Then I got ambitious.

I fired up the deschall-mips client tonight on an SGI cluster in the lab
I help administer; those will continue running unless another of the admins
gets annoyed or users complain the machines are running too slowly. I also
tested the performance of clients on one of our Sun 490s and one of our
HP 715's, but I don't think I'll run it on those as it appeared they would
probably peak pretty low. Any second opinions on that? :) I could
probably involve 2 or 3 490's and 10 715s. (Results from deschall -m:
2^21 key pairs took 69 seconds on the 490 and 37 seconds on the 715, as
compared to 15 seconds on one of the lower-end SGIs.)

I might have to hook it up to cron jobs to run only during off-peak
hours for political reasons, but otherwise, this is fun. :)

Also, what's the gory detail about a keyspace that's being searched
when the client is killed? Does the server timeout on those and re-serve
later to someone else? Color me curious...

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