Re: will people drop out?

Eating Before Swimming (mathboy@sizone.org)
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 00:17:33 -0400 (EDT)


then Duane T Williams's all..
>
> Now that Sun is throwing machines worth millions of dollars at the DESCHALL
> effort, it wouldn't surprise me if lots of people with PCs decided to drop
> out? Won't they figure it's not worth their time anymore? There has
> always been a differential between people with faster and slower machines,
> of course, but it has generally not been enormous -- perhaps a factor of
> 10. But now the differential is huge -- well over a factor of 1000.
> Hundreds of the smallest processors could be removed from the statistics
> with no noticeable effect.

Specially since all those keys that Sun is cracking are on ONE MACHINE!
Check the stats! Wow! Expensive machine!

What, wait, that cant be one machine -- it has to be a gateway.

Well check out uPowered.Org's effort. Our 'one' machine is cranking out
some 55-60Mk/s! AMAZING box huh?

Since you dont know how many machines that sun nor us are running,
it doesnt really matter, does it. Could be 60 (which is about how many we
have), coulb be 400 or 2000, or even 10000 IPCs that SUN has! (IPCs
are pretty slow. :)

It doesnt matter. Get your own effort together! The remaining 10000
hosts that arent @ sun or CMU or PSU or wherever are still alot of cycles.
Get a few people togehther like we have, ccordinate your effort. All it takes
is 50 pentiums to get in the top 30 or so of the stats if thats important
to you...

Whats most important is participation and understanding the issue (*tho
not necessarily the technical details and math behind it :)

/kc

-- 
Ken Chase mathboy@sizone.org Sonic Interzone $free$ email/news Toronto Canada
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