Zoom!

Nelson Minar (nelson@media.mit.edu)
Sat, 3 May 1997 13:10:46 -0400


Wow, we just got a lot faster. Take a look at the states recently:

today's cummulative total estimated time to
date #keys checked #keys checked 50% completion
-------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
04/26/97 107835253850112 1426406676365312 0.9 years
04/27/97 107084792201216 1533491468566528 0.9 years > 2% done!
04/28/97 96136509521920 1629627978088448 1.0 years
04/29/97 97237833089024 1726865811177472 1.0 years
04/30/97 107409238392832 1834275049570304 0.9 years
05/01/97 125570197225472 1959845246795776 0.8 years
05/02/97 145216250052608 2105061496848384 0.7 years
goal 72057594037927936 ( 2.921% done)

I'm proud to say that mit.edu has been a big contributer, just
recently having taken third place in the standings:

Keys Clients domain
====================================
16188048*2^20 393 uiuc.edu.
6956928*2^20 372 orst.edu.
5586248*2^20 191 mit.edu.
5421272*2^20 203 mtu.edu.
5119224*2^20 187 cmu.edu.

I'd like to say this was some coordinated effort at MIT but I still
can't figure out how it happened. Four days ago mit.edu was only 30
hosts. Several MIT people have contacted me in response to my query;
the best guess is that some mail sent out to all the CS undergrads
caused a lot of people to independently start running deschall on
their dorm computers.

In that same 4 day period deschall as a whole went from 4000 hosts to 7000.

This is exciting! I'm thinking of doing some sort of nifty-keen Java
visualization to show off the coolness of what we're doing. Are the
logfiles public information or can I only work with the data on the
web pages?