Re: Request for Comments

Dave Ahn (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 18:47:40 -0400

On Wed, Jun 25, 1997 at 03:13:41PM -0700, Adam Haberlach wrote:

> On the other hand, out of fairness, I would like to see the
> cumulative stats be used, as this was not a demonstration of
> computing speed, but computing POWER. [...]

I agree. I'd rather see the T-shirt list off the top 400, or even
the top 1000 level 2 domains, without the domain key rates, than
50, or even 100 domains with key rates. How about

[DESCHALL keyrate: XXX billion keys/sec]
and on, in row,column format by rank since the start.

The sheer number of domains impresses me a lot more than the
keyrates by Afterall, that's what a distributed effort
is all about.


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