just starting rc5
I talked to some of you a while back about joining the sysopt rc5 team. I just got around to doing it. I installed the client and joined the team a few minutes ago. My question is I dual boot in win98 and red hat 6.0. how does the keycracking rate compare on the two os's? Also how large should I set the buffer. Usually I am on internet daily, but occasionally I am gone for a week at a time and need a lot of data to crunch. It says 143 blocks will last 3 days. Is there any disadvantage to setting this at say 500?
Mod w/ an attitude
You can set your buffers (in and out) to a value up to 999 which would last you quite a while. There are no problems in doing this.
i can only set them to 500 not 999
Yea. I can only set my buffers to 500 each.
I'm running a 2.7106.436 client. That lasts
almost a week. Running a PII450,128MB Ram, Win'98.
Am I right in thinking there is a time limit for submitting the blocks that you have retrieved? About 90 days if my memory serves me correctly.
Naturally, if this is the case, make sure your keyrate/power-on time will allow you to finish 999 blocks in 90 days [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Of course, there is the option to simply flush/retrieve manually whenever you are online.
Just a thought for those Apple II/C64 owners
[This message has been edited by U-96 (edited 09-03-99).]
Mod w/ an attitude
Sorry, you can set it to 999 buffers, but RC5 will only fill it to 500!!!
There is a simple solution. You can use the older client to load up 1000 blocks. Then switch back to the newer client for processing.
P.S. Unless you have a LOT of horsepower online, 1000 blocks is too much. For example, a 233MHz MMX pentium does 150 countable blocks in 24 hours. However, the actual blocks is much lower. 1000 blocks, depending on your size setting can contain anywhere from 3,000 to 5,500+ countable blocks. I think this is why they limited the default block size in the later clients. People checking out a ton of blocks and not processing them in a timely fashion. So, if you have one machine, you don't need 1,000 raw blocks.
[This message has been edited by cwizard (edited 09-03-99).]
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