<OT> SETI-style quest for cancer drugs

Andreas Boklund andreas at amy.udd.htu.se
Tue Apr 3 13:34:17 EDT 2001


RC5 crypto

Sure there is on www.distributed.net Right now there are projects for 
cracking the RC5 crypto and finding Golumb Rulers.

My clusters have been running a lot of RC5 blocks, although im not even
close to the lead somewhere at 3000d place :( It gives me a rough overvew
of how much utilized the cluster have been, i know the max and the min,
so i see if it have been working at X%. (A very bad excuse to have it 
running though :).

I have it turned off right now though since im trying to track down a 
network error (atleast i think its a network error), and i dont like to 
run it on production machines. But its fun for us geeks!

//Andreas 


On Tue, 3 Apr 2001 JParker at coinstar.com wrote:

> G'Day !
> 
> Didn't they have a similar project for cryptography purposes ?  If I 
> remember correctly it successfully cracked DES and was working on its 
> replacement when I lost track of it.
> 
> cheers,
> Jim Parker
> 
> Sailboat racing is not a matter of life and death ....  It is far more 
> important than that !!!

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