RE: First place.

Adam Haberlach (HaberlaA@testlab.orst.edu)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 10:07:59 -0700


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Cc: drew@sml.co.jp; Justin Wolf;
'cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com'; Golan Klinger;
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Subject: Re: First place.

In message <3354C427.8D76BBFA@rpi.edu> "Brian T. Osman" writes:
>I have been hearing for years about multiple cpu designs going
>on at
>various government labs. I recall that Sandia had an
>experimental
>Pentium MP machine with either 1,000 or 10,000 processors (my
>memory
>is failing me) in it with private and shared memory for each
>(it is
>hard to tell for sure, cine it was a popular press report).
>This key
>thing is just the ticket for something like this. The picture
>they
>had in the paper showed a "rack" sized box (that is 19"wide, by
>8'
>tall by about 30-40" deep) full of backplanes and such. I
>don't know
>how much that press report got right, but it does make you
>think.

The Intel Teraflops project put 9600 Pentium Pro 200s together.
I'll let someone else do the math and find out how long it would
take them to crack DES. Of course, the department of energy
paid several million bucks for the machine. It would be
interesting to see if we could build a continuously-active
distributed computer that could compete with it (via Mentat or
PVM, or even simple client/server actions like we are now).

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Adam Haberlach haberlaa@ucs.orst.edu
http://www.engr.orst.edu/~haberlad
Crack DES now! http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm

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