Re: Messed up stats?

Christopher Bibbs (chrisbib@umd.umich.edu)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 12:50:16 -0400 (EDT)


> Just out of curiosity, I thought I'd figure out how fast sun.com was
> checking keys. So, I took the number of keys they've done in the last 24
> hours and divided by (24*3600). It seems to me that this should give you
> the number of keys/sec.
>
> But the answer I got is that sun.com is checking 1.212x10^23 keys/sec,
> which is obviously not correct. Am I messed up, or are the stats?

Not sure how you did your math, but my figures look something like this:

Keys checked by Sun.com in last 24 hours: 52373016 * 2^20
Same stat in base 10 form: 5.94171 * 10^13
Seconds in the last 24 hours: 86400
Keys checked per second yesterday by Sun.com: 635614440.1 keys/second or
635,614.44 kk/sec

Not sure how you got 1.212 * 10^23, but thats more than 7.2057 * 10^16 which
is the number of keys in our little (uh... huge) keyspace.

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