Re: SolNET catching up?

Justin Dolske (
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 15:32:22 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 27 Apr 1997, Howard Cheng wrote:

> The SolNET people says on their web page that they are at 1.5G keys/sec.

Yeah, they got a big boost from a university in Taiwan with 2000+
computers... I'm a little surprised by that, but I bet they were too. :-)

> How are we doing? It seems that we are only at 1.16G keys/sec. I guess
> they have a bit of advantage of being able to get people from all over
> the world to participate.

Well, "only" 1.16G key/sec (1.25GK, by my math) isn't quite the phrase
I'd use. That's a *lot* of keys.

Besides, we've only scratched the surface of the amount of available CPU
power. If everyone on this list was to spread the press release around
(local Usenet groups, email lists, etc) and convince a few friends at
other universities/ISPs/.coms, we'd have no problem continuing to double
our search rate.

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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