Learn about Team AnandTech

by Team AnandTech on December 12, 2000 10:04 PM EST


Founded by Anand almost two years ago, the Distributed.net RC5-64 project is Team AnandTech's first and biggest Distributed Computing project. In RC5-64, the idea is simple: use a brute-force method of checking every possible RC5-64 key on an encrypted message from RSA Labs. The task is daunting because of the staggering number of possible keys... 2^64 possibilities!

In the end, the RC5-64 Challenge will prove two things.

· First, it'll prove that RC5-64 is very secure. Because it has already defied the efforts of thousands of computers for over three years, it's obviously unlikely that any single person , or group of people, will be able to crack RC5-64 encryption using brute force, meaning that data encrypted with RC6-64 is well-protected from that type of attack.

· Second, and more important, is that it shows that public distributed computing works. With Distributed.net's RC5 being the first truly major Distributed Computing task for the Internet, its current and future success is a model for future, more-complex distributed-computing projects.

Because of RC5-64's size, it's far from done, and Team Anandtech needs your help. You help in the RC5-64 Challenge by simply having the Distributed.net client program running as a screensaver or a Taskbar icon. Using these clients, computers are assigned a certain set of keys to check. The computer compares the results of each key to the known beginning words of the message, which are, "The unknown message is:", and informs Distributed.net if you do indeed find a key that gives the known words. Then, assuming it wasn't just a partial solution, you get glory, and $1000US, and Team Anandtech will have earned $1000US to be given to a charitable organization, such as the Anand Cancer Society Group, Inc.

Currently, Team Anandtech's RC5-64 group is in a battle for first place with their arch-rivals, the Dutch Power Cows. Team Anandtech has taken first place overall in the RC5-64 Challenge, but the Dutch Power Cows are quickly overtaking Team Anandtech, and are threatening to steal the hard-won first-place position! If you would like to see Anandtech stay #1 in the RC5-64 Challenge, now is the time to get involved!

Click Here to find out how to Join Team AnandTech's RC5-64 Team

Index OGR
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • JohnMosher21 - Saturday, May 23, 2020 - link

    Learn about team Anandtech is a very useful article in the field of technology. The gamma flus project will be very helpful with https://www.myassignmentwriting.com.au/ in producing something better in the scientific field. Thanks to the website for sharing this information on the page.
  • ellawilson - Friday, September 4, 2020 - link

    Team Anandtech is very professional in the field of IT. I can say you can stay No.1 in the RC5-64 challenges. I am working as experts in https://www.myassignmenttutors.com/ company and help students to writer their assignment on technology.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now