Intel Teraflops

Rocke Verser (rcv@dopey.verser.frii.com)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 11:32:51 -0600


> 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.
> [snip]
> Adam Haberlach haberlaa@ucs.orst.edu

At 1,000,000 keys per second per processor, the aggregate rate is
9.6e9 keys per second.

So, using brute force with the existing DESCHALL client, it would take
9600 Pentium Pro 200s about 43.44 days to search half of the keyspace.

-- Rocke