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Aug 28, 2007, 10:37 PM
Does anyone know the status of RC5-72? There is a message on distributed.net from back in May saying that "RSA Labs has decided to terminate the RSA Secret-Key Challenge," and "Although RSA Labs is halting their official sponsorship, there is still the option open to us to continue the project without their
prize or validation." But no news since then. Does anyone know the current status?
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Aug 28, 2007, 11:12 PM
I used to be a pretty big contributor to RC5, with upwards of 1500 blocks per day. But after seeing the blindingly slow progression toward 100%, I realized the futility of the project and cut my involvement with it.

Kinda figured somebody at DNET would see what I saw eventually too.
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Aug 29, 2007, 12:42 PM
With the new PS3 cores (and gpu cores) in testing, the progress rate is climbing. I think they've re-injected some life into the project.

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