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[News] Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 positionANN.lu
Posted on 16-Mar-2001 22:21 GMT by Christophe Decanini10 comments
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The Amiga RC5 Team Effort beat the OS2 team. If you have some CPU power you can participate to the effort to overtake the MAC team ;)
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 1 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 15-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
I wonder if this could, in part, be an indication of OS/2 users jumping ship, perhaps? I used to crank on the earlier effort with OS/2 (back when I ran a NexGen PR100- Loved those keytimes even if I didn't have an FPU!) ... Not to argue over who's gaining/losing in the challenge and for what reasons, how many other big blue rats are scurrying back to Amiga, now that it's the platform making progress? I know I chose OS/2 because it provided an Amiga-style experience, albeit a little more bloated and memory-protected :) IBM seems to be trying to cut the strings for real and push Linux solutions, since they don't have to carry the full burden of development or support, and I admit to having low hopes for the companies looking to produce alternate 'distributions,' although some surprises might be seen. Project Odin (Win32 binary conversion) would be the platform's saving grace, but unfortunately it probably won't be ready until .NET-time. (Haven't checked in a while, so there might be some surprises...)
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 2 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christo phe Decanini on 15-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
Sorry again for the link. I have to investigate how I screwed it up. Hopefully it went well with the G-REX doc. There are no preview in the moderator scripts so I will have to double check my posts everytime. The right link is of course http://distributed.amiga.org
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 3 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by HammerD on 16-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
Well I'd like to participate again, but I'm much more interested in Seti@Home. Is there a seti@home text client for Amiga? I don't think it should be too hard to make. There are ports for many different platforms.
Or is there an Amiga seti@home team? I have 900 blocks returned in seti@home but I am not currently a member of any team.
HammerD
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 4 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by MAS on 16-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (HammerD):
There are 2 that I know of. One is a fairly big group
within the top 100 Teams overall. The other is a pretty
small team, but I think the 2 efforts should probably
consider merging. Here is th URL for the small team:
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?cmd=team_
lookup&name=amiga
The big team is somewhat easier to find (it's about 86th
overall, I think - which is pretty respectable).
So far as I know, there is no Amiga SETI@Home client for
Amiga. I sure wish there was though as I've got 3 Amigas
I could probably run a stripped down client on.
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 5 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Joe Torre on 16-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (HammerD):
The main reason that THE AMIGA (team) is still in the top ten is that we are UNITED. Notice all the other "every-man/OS/group-for-themself" are all scattered. I'm glad there are so many selfish MAC and Linux teams so we can stand proud in the standings (though one of *them* are more likely to get lucky).
Being "the one" who Searchs out ETI will be pure luck.
I know that its a 1 in 9200 (yesterday) chance that one of my slave machines will find THE KEY on behalf of TEAM AMIGA!!!!!
http://stats.distributed.net/rc5-64/psummary.php3?id=130181
Shanghi every machine you can touch! Put ET "on hold" 8-)
JoeT
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 6 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 17-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Joe Torre):
Wow.
So there is a miniscule chance that someone who likes Amigas will be running the computer which cracks the latest RC5 key.
Big deal!
Look, RC5-56 was already cracked - quick question, which hardware/OS cracked it? No cheating...
All the current RC5 contest is doing is proving to the layperson just how bloody UNcrackable even mere 64-bit encryption is!
At least SETI has an aim which, *IF* achieved, will have significant impact for mankind as a whole. Not so Yet Another Pointless CryptoCrack...
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 7 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 18-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
I would be happy to win the 1000$ prize, to make win 1000$ to the Amiga team and to read the press announcement "An Amiga cracked the RC64".
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 8 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Christophe Decanini):
And what, exactly, would such an announcement achieve?
Absolutely nothing. Nothing whatsoever.
Proof, if you need it - you didn't even manage to answer the question of which OS/hardware cracked RC5-56 without looking at the answer. So what makes youthink that even if an Amiga were to be the machine to crack RC5-64, anyone would pay much attention?
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 9 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Dave Blair on 18-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
Don't take it so seriously, I think we'd all get the warm fuzies if it turned out the Amiga RC5 team won. That said I think the SETI project is cooler as well, the real question is do we really want to find Aliens?
I agree the crypto debate is kind of over now as we all get 128 bit+ since the US government eased restrictions over a year ago.
Amiga RC5 team back to the 7 position : Comment 10 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 21-Mar-2001 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
I am sure a lot of people would be surprised if an Amiga would crack it. I do not care about your arguments as it cost me nothing to help, I enjoy it. if you do not enjoy doing it just do something different but don't bother us.
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