Re: will people drop out?

james@esoteric.ilinks.net
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 09:26:18 -0400 (EDT)


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> 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.

Correct, all of the machines at sun.com is going through a gateway. You
would have to have one heck of a piece of hardware to do all that with 1
machine. No telling how many computers are actually behind it.

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