April 29th 1999

The Amiga RC5 Team effort strengthened by PowerPC

As of today over 500 PowerPC equipped Amigas are participating in the Amiga RC5 Team effort, or over one quarter of all Amigas participating. This is a clear indication of where Amiga users go when they need more power.

Combined with the announcements from Amiga Inc./International promising PowerPC support in the upcoming update(s) to AmigaOS our path is clear: new clients supporting WarpOS are already in development.

Naturally 68k users are not left out in the cold, a new 68k client with a faster core is also being worked on. While this has run into some difficulty due to a hardware failure, the situation is expected to be remedied soon.

The RC5-64 effort is proceeding along well, the Amiga team is third largest out of thousands (with over 1800 members and 3300 machines), and consistently scores in the top five daily. We are currently ranked sixth overall, and steadily moving towards the fifth spot. This gives the Amiga some well deserved exposure, and hopefully in the coming months that will only increase as Amiga is relaunched with an updated OS and major industry support.

Future plans involve moving to open source development and more efforts, starting with the addition of Optimal Golomb Rulers (or OGR) to the currently running RC5-64 challenge, later anything you like on a plug-in basis. That could entail anything from distributed rendering to research in the field of diseases etc.

Everyone is cordially invited to join, with any kind of machine, though one Amiga at least is appreciated. For a full explanation of what the effort is about, where we are heading, how to participate and everything from statistics to member listings, please visit the Amiga RC5 Team effort homepage at

The Amiga RC5 Team effort is also providing a mailinglist as a forum for the discussion on above topics and the effort in general.


Amiga RC5 Team effort coordinator
Thomas Tavoly - rc5(at)

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