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Re: World record in password checking
Perhaps because internal communication between those 1024
machines will be significantly more difficult than running on
a machine that is optimized for parallel operations, RPC just
doesn't cut it. You would probably lose a number of your
hosts off the top just to coordinate the activity of the
But DES-cracking and password-cracking are almost completely decomposable;
no co-ordination is necessary after you've sent the ciphertext string and
the starting point for the search.
Besides, if you really want to do this spend your one or two
million (approx cost of your 1000PC site) on seriously
dedicated DES-cracking parallel hardware. Do the cracking in
hardware, not software.
Sure -- if you want a machine that does nothing but.
Either way, I could think of more fun things to do with those
Well, there's been an interesting thread on rec.woodworking about hurling
strange things with medieval siege engines...