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Message 1278 - Posted: 2 Oct 2009, 22:12:24 UTC

At the current rate Awgly tasks will be completed in 45 days, 17.11.2009. Whats in store for Enigma?
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Message 1280 - Posted: 3 Oct 2009, 13:19:07 UTC - in response to Message 1278.  
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Awgly100 search space was pushed closer to the end. I guess it's time to start looking for other ciphertext(s) and to ask Stefan Krah what he plans to do next. http://www.cryptocellar.org has a large number of unbroken M3 messages - I already thought about adding one of them as a 'backup plan' in case of communication failure between BOINC and M4 servers.

I'm also thinking about 'plan B' for the current message - if everything else fails, perhaps the message could be broken by a brute force combined with scoring functions to automatically find best results. I think it can't be done on CPUs (the number of all combinations is way too large), but the computing power of the modern GPUs might be high enough to try.


http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=137&nowrap=true#1264
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Message 1282 - Posted: 5 Oct 2009, 20:04:11 UTC
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Someone asked the same question at the M4 mailing list, here's the answer:

Stefan Krah wrote:

When the work units are exhausted, we could indeed try another message,
or continue "flogging" the unbroken message (albeit with steadily
diminishing expected returns). I'd say, let's discuss that when we
reach that point.

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Message 1284 - Posted: 6 Oct 2009, 20:50:54 UTC

Thankyou for your answers
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